Cannabis legalization is spreading rapidly in the US and globally. What are key trends and concerns in the emerging landscape and what policies can be adopted to avoid the emergence of a new tobacco-like industry, reduce negative public health impacts and protect youth? How can the public health and preventive medicine community engage and take steps to protect health?

Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, FAAP, a pediatrician and public health advocate, will be guiding this important discussion. Dr. Silver is the Senior Advisor at the Public Health Institute (PHI) and Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco. She directs Getting it Right from the Start: Local Regulation of Recreational Marijuana, a project of PHI to support marijuana policies that learn from tobacco and alcohol control to better protect youth, public health and equity.