LIVE WEBCAST: Blue Ribbon Commission Public Forum on Youth Education and Prevention

Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy

10:30 am Welcome Remarks
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
10:40 am Forum Overview
Abdi Soltani, Executive Director, ACLU of Northern California
10:43 am Panel # 1 – Policy Brief Overview & Limiting Youth Access to Marijuana
Dr. Tim Cermak, M.D., Co-Chair Youth Education & Prevention Working GroupBryan Zaragoza, Youth Advocate, Day One/Rethinking Access to MarijuanaDr. Peter Banys, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF
11:00 am Discussion # 1 – Questions from audience and BRC discussion
11:15 am Panel #2 – Prevention Education and Treatment
Dr. Marsha Rosenbaum, Co-Chair Youth Education & Prevention Working GroupSikander Iqbal, Chief of Staff, Youth UprisingDeborah Small, Executive Director, Break the Chains
11:30 am Discussion # 2 – Questions from audience and BRC discussion
11:50 am – 12:00pm Closing remarks
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

The Commission aims to inform voters and policymakers on range of issues related to possible marijuana legalization in California. Three key areas were identified for further analysis in a report released in March, including youth safety, which will be the focus of tomorrow’s forum. The report advises that many of the issues it is exploring need to be considered with the goal of preventing children's access to marijuana.