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

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

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. franckreporter/Getty Images

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Live Streamed

The Heritage Foundation

Lehrman Auditorium

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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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, Associate Director, Office of Research/Data Analysis, 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

 

Kevin Sabet, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana

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

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

DUI Campaign

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

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.