ATLANTA, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Clinton and Bush White House National Drug Policy Spokesman
Weiner will present national data to show that "overall drug use is down by half by a comprehensive strategy and now we need to reduce it more, especially opioids." Weiner will also contend that data from states which recently legalized show that marijuana legalization "increases car crashes, hospital emergency room cases, drug deaths, other drug usage, and addiction."
Weiner said he will "contradict media norms alleging drug war failure just because it is cool for ratings," and will slam state legalization movements and most in his own Democratic Party for "pandering to legalizers, especially the young on this issue, as a voting base despite factual scientific data."
MEDIA ARE INVITED FOR THIS INTRIGUING "OTHER SIDE" PRESENTATION at noon and follow-on press availability at 12:30.
Other SAM speakers run from 9-5:30, with press availabilities throughout, all in the Hyatt Regency International South Room.
Weiner congratulated SAM President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a White House Drug Policy Office colleague, "for doing the impossible: creating the most credible and respected organization in the country to counter the popular and media favored myth that legalizing marijuana – medical and recreational—is the answer to the nation's and all the states' drug problems."
SAM SUMMIT speakers are:
Kevin A. Sabet, President, SAM Aubree Adams, a parent whose family has been harmed by marijuana Darryl Rodgers, a parent who has lost a child as a result of marijuana Ben Cort, a Colorado-based leader in the field of substance abuse recovery Mervyn Jones, Director, State and Local Government Affairs, SAM Luke Niforatos, Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor, SAM Roneet Lev, MD, Chief, Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Julie Schauer, Founder, Parents Opposed to Pot Sally Schindel, Activist, Momsstrong.org Dana Stevens, Executive Director, Community Action, Service & Advocacy Jeffrey Veatch, Activist Robert Weiner, Former Spokesman, White House National Drug Control Policy Office and U.S. House Select Committee on Narcotics
CONTACT: Bob Weiner/Ben Lasky 301-283-0821/cell 202-306-1200 email@example.com
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SOURCE Robert Weiner Associates and Solutions for Change
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