Marijuana Legalization: Let’s Talk About Youth Prevention

Recreational marijuana is the law of the land in Massachusetts. However, the law still prohibits persons under 21 from using marijuana for recreational purposes. Community leaders across Boston will come together at this event to learn about the new marijuana legislation and approaches to prevent youth marijuana use. Information shared at the event is intended to increase perception of harm around youth marijuana use, shift community norms related to marijuana use and decrease access/availability of marijuana to youth. The event is a part of the Focus on Prevention series brought to you by the Boston Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative.

Registration can be completed through our Eventbrite page.

Keynote Speaker:

Attorney John Scheft, President, Law Enforcement Dimensions


Dr. Marisa Silveri, Director, Nuerodevelopmental Laboratory on Addictions and Mental Health at McLean Hospital

A panel of professionals who work in the substance use field specializing in youth and young adults


» Who should attend the event?
Prevention advocates who represent various sectors, including: law enforcement, youth program staff, health care professionals, public health professionals, prevention specialists, local officials, school staff and faculty, etc.
» When is the event?
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

8:30 am - 9:00 am, Registration and light refreshments

9:00 am, Event begins

12:30 pm, Event ends
» Where is the event?
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Seton Auditorium
736 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA 02135
» How do I get to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center?

» How do I register for the event?
Participants must register through Eventbrite.
» Do I have to pay to participate in the event?
No, registration is free.
» What is the Boston Substance Abuse Prevention Collaborative?
A coalition of organizations with the mission of preventing or significantly delaying underage substance abuse.
» How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call or email Alexis Walls:
(617) 789-2140

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