Drugged Driving: What Is the Problem? What Are the Solutions?

Event Crime and Justice
Event Crime and Justice

February 27, 2018 Drugged Driving: What Is the Problem? What Are the Solutions?

Co-hosted by the Institute for Behavior & Health and Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

Agenda

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

 

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,

Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation

 

9:15 a.m. Keynote Address

 

Heidi King, Deputy Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

 

9:45 a.m. Panel I – Identifying the Problem


 

Marilyn Huestis, Ph.D., Former Senior Investigator and Chief, Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section,

National Institute for Drug Abuse

Jeff Michael, Associate Administrator of Research and Program Development, National Highway Traffic

Safety Administration

Terry Zobeck, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Research and Budget, Office of National Drug

Control Policy

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,

Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

 

11:00 a.m. Panel II – Identifying the Solutions

 

Jake Nelson, Director of Traffic Safety Advocacy, American Automobile Association

Kevin Sabet, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Candace Lightner, President, We Save Lives, Founder, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Dana Stevens, Grassroots and Field Coordinator, Smart Approaches to Marijuana’s High Means

DUI Campaign

Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies,

Institute for Constitutional Government, The Heritage Foundation – Moderator

 

12:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

 

Robert DuPont, M.D., President, Institute for Behavior & Health

Description

Historically, America’s marijuana and alcohol policies developed independently, but each one buttressed the other’s salutary effects. Today, an increase in the number of marijuana users has led to an increase in the number of marijuana-impaired or marijuana- and alcohol-impaired drivers. Society needs to be able to take steps to prevent medical and recreational marijuana initiatives from increasing the mortality and morbidity that alcohol-impaired driving already imposes. Join us for a half-day conference to discuss this important health and safety issue with some of the leading experts in this field.