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November 9, 2021

Two exciting DEPC events on tap in coming days

I am pleased to be able to promote here a couple of online events scheduled this week and next organized by OSU's Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (which I help direct).  I am quite excited about both events, and here are the titles and short descriptions (with a link to see the panelists and to register):

"Addressing Harm: Opioid Settlement Background and Historical Context"

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021    Time:  Noon - 1:15 p.m. (Register here)

The opioid epidemic that has swept across the United States in the last decade has had a devastating impact on individuals as well as their families and communities. While the true cost of the epidemic is most likely incalculable, states and local governments have fought hard to seek damages from various companies along the opioid supply chain to help address the resulting crises plaguing their communities.

Join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and Harm Reduction Ohio for the first panel in a series on Ohio's opioid settlement.  The purpose of this panel is to understand how opioid litigation was pursued and the settlements that resulted. The panel will look back at similar litigation, such as the tobacco settlement, to see how the current settlement compares to earlier public health litigation and what lessons can be learned.

"Cannabis Crossroads: What’s in Store for Marijuana Reform in Ohio?"

Date: Friday, Nov. 19, 2021    Time:  Noon - 1:30 p.m. (Register here)

Join the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and Natural Therapies Education Foundation for a virtual discussion featuring panelists representing current Ohio cannabis reform endeavors. The event will provide attendees with knowledge about pending initiatives and legislation, as well as a vision of what the future may hold for cannabis in Ohio.

November 9, 2021 at 02:54 PM | Permalink


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