State senator hosts Zoom event on cannabis

Senator Dr. Richard Pan, hosts a Zoom meeting to inform and educate California cannabis consumers and protect children and youth from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 31.

According to a statement from the promoters, “On Thursday, pediatricians, obstetricians, emergency medicine physicians, addiction medicine specialists, public health, youth, children’s’ and substance use prevention groups and parents whose children have suffered from serious cannabis-related health harms will join together for a virtual press conference to urge the state legislature to pass The Cannabis Right to Know Act (SB 1097 – Senator Pan).

The bill will educate consumers and protect children and youth, while supporting the legal cannabis market over the illicit one by requiring accurate, prominent, and science-based health information on cannabis products sold in California and information on simple steps for safer use for consumers. The legislation is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on April 4, where supporters expect to face a well-financed cannabis industry funded opposition campaign.

Participants include State Senator Dr. Richard Pan; Dr. Lynn Silver, senior advisor, Public Health Institute; pediatrician Jim Keddy, executive director, Youth Forward; Dr. Tim Cermak, psychiatrist, past‐president, California Society of Addiction Medicine, and Member of then Lt. Governor Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission for Marijuana Policy Reform; Dr. Hayley Miller, maternal fetal medicine, Stanford University, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District IX; Dr. Roneet Lev, emergency medicine physician Scripps Mercy Emergency Department and the American Council of Emergency Physicians Parents whose children have suffered from serious cannabis-associated health harms.

Register for the Zoom conference at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkfuyrrjopHtZcq4u4zMzgaeXi8stgHUS1.