Marijuana Summit Brings Experts to Cody
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 14, 2018
A day-long presentation last week drew professionals from all over the region to learn about how marijuana impacts our state.
At Thursday’s third annual Marijuana Summit at the Holiday Inn, a diverse crowd of law enforcement officers, national park service staff, educators, drug treatment counselors, and attorneys packed the ballroom, taking notes from the presenters who focused on the impact of marijuana and the emerging opiate crisis.
Charlotte Carlton, who is the director of research policy and workforce development for the state’s Prevention Management Organization, says that the presentations aimed to educate attendees from the standpoint of mental health, traffic safety and emerging threats.
Carlton says that there are other summits that take place around the state that focus on other aspects of substance abuse, but she says Cody is the only community that hosts a summit that is dedicated primarily to the dangers of marijuana.