DANBURY, Conn. -- Kevin Sabet will be speaking at Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism's Annual Awards Dinner on Feb. 25 at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury.
Drug policy adviser to three presidents, Sabet has an important and timely message to share with the people of Connecticut about the true ramifications of legalizing marijuana.
"In theory, it sounds like rainbows and unicorns -- tax revenues, getting rid of gangs, and keeping it out of the hands of kids," Sabet says. "In reality it means gummy bears and 'pot tarts' marketed to 15-year-olds."
MCCA is bringing Sabet to Connecticut because they believe residents need to be fully informed when any discussion with marijuana takes place. Sabet believes the gap between the public's understanding about marijuana and the scientific understanding has never been greater.
The author of "Reefer Sanity -- Seven Great Myths About Marijuana," Sabet advocates for clear thinking about drug policy. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at MCCAOnline.com or by calling 203-792-4515, ext. 1102. Individuals or organizations may sponsor a table of 10 for student leaders or elected officials.
Sabet served in the Obama administration as senior adviser at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and also worked in the Clinton (2000) and Bush (2002-2003) administrations. He and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy (R-R.I.) founded SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).
For more information, visit MCCAOnline.com .
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