August 28-30, 2017
Denver, Colorado

An objective national forum for changing public policy, public health, treatment and research


Topics

Tracks:
  • Public Health, Public Safety and Prevention
  • Emerging Research and Epidemiological Data
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Governance, Federal Law and Emerging Policy
The summit will look at how changing cannabis policy and norms impact:
  • Addictions treatment and recovery
  • Public health
  • Prevention programs
  • Criminal justice system
  • Mental health treatment and recovery
  • National, state and local policies and regulations
  • Workplaces and businesses
  • Harm reduction efforts
Key questions to be discussed at the summit include:
  • What are the characteristics of state regulatory models and how can they be improved?
  • What are the differences between decriminalization, depenalization, legalization and medicalization?
  • What is the federal response to state marijuana initiatives?
  • What is the impact of medicalization and legalization on marijuana use? On perceived risk among youth?
  • What is the impact of marijuana use on consequences such as drugged driving?
  • What are states that have medicalized, legalized, or both doing to promote public health and safety?

Who Should Attend?


The discussion will be best informed by stakeholders from a variety of roles, including:
  • Public policymakers and elected officials
  • Health care providers and medical experts
  • Addiction treatment and recovery specialists
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Prevention professionals
  • Leading researchers and academics
  • Advocates
  • Community business leaders
  • Criminal justice professionals

Frequently Asked Questions


There's a lot to know when preparing to attend the National Cannabis Summit. Check out these FAQs for answers to your most pressing questions. For additional assistance, please email Bridget Barnes, Conference Manager at the National Council for Behavioral Health.

    Who is hosting the National Cannabis Summit?
    The National Council for Behavioral Health, Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC) are partnering to host the National Cannabis Summit.

    When and where is the National Cannabis Summit?
    The Summit will be held in Denver, CO Monday, August 28-Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Denver, located at 1750 Welton Street Denver, CO 80202. Visit the Venue page in the above menu for more information.

    How do I register for the Summit?
    Register here.

    What does registration include?
    Registration includes access to all workshops and keynotes, including state-focused networking sessions to target specific issues and online access to all session handouts. As we get closer to the event, you will have the opportunity to separately register for optional activities, such as tours of local dispensaries.

    How many attendees are expected?
    We are expecting approximately 350 attendees.

    Will I receive written confirmation of my registration?
    Yes, attendees will receive email confirmation shortly after registering.

    What is the Summit dress code?
    Dress is business casual. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater for chilly meeting rooms.

    What is your cancellation policy?
    Refunds for cancellations (download the cancellation form) must be faxed to the National Cannabis Summit at 202-386-9391. A service fee of $100 will be deducted from all refund or cancellation requests received prior to Friday, June 23, 2017. Fees are not refunded after June 23, 2017. Registrants who do not cancel prior to June 23, 2017 and do not attend will be responsible for the full registration fee.

    What is your substitution policy?
    Registrants unable to attend the Summit may send an alternate. Substitution requests (download the substitution form) must be faxed to the National Cannabis Summit at 202-386-9391 prior to Friday, June 23, 2017. A service fee of $35 will be charged for each substitution. Faxed substitutions must be received by June 23, 2017. Participants or organizations will be responsible for the fee.

    Can my company/organization exhibit?
    No, there will be no exhibition hall or vendor space at the Summit.

    Who will be featured as keynote speakers?
    We are in the process of building the curriculum, including confirming keynote speakers. Check back for details in early 2017.

    Can I apply to present at the National Cannabis Summit?
    Yes! All proposals for presentations should be submitted by March 20, 2017 through our online system.

    Do you accommodate special needs?
    Persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and requiring conference access and/or reasonable accommodation and access to learning materials that are prepared specifically for the conference should notify the National Council of this need during the registration process so that accommodation may be met. Please contact Bridget Barnes, Conference Manager, with any needed accommodations as soon as possible so that appropriate plans can be made.

    How do I make my hotel reservation?
    We have set up a unique web link (https://aws.passkey.com/go/NCB17) so that attendees may book their reservations at the Grand Hyatt Denver online. If you go to the main Grand Hyatt Denver website, there is NO option to book rooms at this rate so you must use this unique web link to get the special discount group rate.

    Where is the closest airport?
    The closest airport is the Denver International Airport (DEN).

    Can you recommend things to do and places to eat in Denver?
    Please explore Denver.org for things to do, restaurant recommendations and directions to make your trip to the Mile High City as convenient and fun as possible. Feel free to reach out to Bridget Barnes, Conference Manager at the National Council, for specific questions regarding the host city.

Venue

Take advantage of special 2017 Cannabis Summit room rates, by booking your reservations by August 7, 2017. After August 7, 2017, the official block will be released, and the hotels may charge significantly higher rates. There is limited inventory at these rates.

Grand Hyatt Denver

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1750 Welton Street
Denver, CO 80202

*Room rates starting at $199

Description:

Treat yourself to the exceptional at Grand Hyatt Denver. Our AAA Four Diamond hotel welcomes you with beautifully designed guestrooms with free WiFi and an inviting lobby in a stylish, modern setting. Discover what happens when urban luxury meets personalized service and enjoy instant access to everything the vibrant city of Denver has to offer. Located near 16th Street Mall, with a prime setting just moments from the most popular attractions in the city, our dog-friendly hotel in Denver, Colorado is ready to wow our guests with the amenities we offer. Premium features include downtown Denver’s only rooftop fitness facility with an outdoor track. And The Pinnacle Club, a luxury event venue located on the 38th floor and overlooking the entire Rocky Mountain Front Range.

We have set up a unique web link https://aws.passkey.com/go/NCB17  so attendees may book their reservations online.  If you go to the main Grand Hyatt Denver website, there is NO option to book rooms so you must book using this unique web link to get the special discount group rate.  Please use the link provided to ensure you receive our special rate.

 

Speakers

Call for Presentations

If you work in research, policy, public health, public safety or industry – and have compelling data to share about how changing cannabis policy has affected your work or the people you serve – then we want to hear from you! Submit your ideas to present your work at the summit by March 20, 2017.

All proposals for presentations should be submitted through our online system.

We are welcoming submissions from the following areas of focus:


  • Public Health, Public Safety and Prevention. Submissions may address topics such as smoke-free and environmental exposure policies, impaired driving and road safety, policies and approaches to minimize health impact, marijuana prevention and treatment approaches, public health messaging and capacity building for implementing evidence-based practices)
  • Emerging Research and Epidemiological Data on the Impact of Adult-Use and Medical Marijuana. Submissions may address trends in marijuana consumption following legalization for adult-use or medical use; effect of legalization or decriminalization on attitudes about marijuana; the role of taxation in managing the market, and the impact of legalization on law enforcement, workplace, universities, and public spaces.
  • The Science of Cannabis. Submissions may address empirical research focused on the neurological, cognitive and physical health impact of use, medical use, addiction, and the impact of marijuana use on special populations.
  • Regulatory Issues and Cannabis Legalization. Submissions may address emerging regulatory models, cultivation, production and processing, sales, consumption and possession regulations, taxes and financing and the role of decriminalization in minimizing the health impact of increased access and use.
  • Governance, Federal Law and Emerging Policy Best Practices. Submissions should address the impact of policies (including legalization, medical use or decriminalization) on the economy, policy surveillance resources, or how data can inform policy and research to evaluate the impact of changes in the law around marijuana use.

To be considered, we must receive a completed proposal by March 20, 2017.

Submit your proposal.

Read about the proposal process and preview the questions.

Register


The National Cannabis Summit will be held in Denver, CO August 28-30, 2017. The summit brings together voices from across policy, practice, advocacy and research to inform a practical discussion on cannabis in the United States.

Item Fee
Registration for 2017 National Cannabis Summit $550

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Included In Your Registration

  • Admission to a breadth of original, informative and engaging summit keynotes and workshops targeting specific issues.
  • Free coffee breaks Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; boxed lunch on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Incomparable networking opportunities.
  • Online access to all session handouts.

Registration Policies

Substitutions

Registrants unable to attend the meeting may send an alternate. Substitution requests must be faxed to the 2017 National Cannabis Summit at 202-386-9391. A service fee of $35 will be charged for each substitution. Faxed substitutions must be received by Friday, June 23, 2017. Participant or organization will be responsible for the fee. Substitution Form

Cancellations

A service fee of $100 will be deducted from all refund requests received by Friday, June 23, 2017. Registrants who do not cancel by Friday, June 23, 2017 and do not attend will be responsible for the full registration fee. Cancellation Form

No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, June 23, 2017.

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