As part of the first phase of our project, Getting it Right from the Start: Local Regulation of Recreational Marijuana, we have been listening to experts and stakeholders from across the nation and with jurisdictions across the state to identify best practices and develop stronger local regulatory and taxation frameworks to protect youth, public health and social equity in the wake of the passage of Prop 64. We have also carried out legal research to assess the limits of allowable local regulation. We held a convening in October to discuss a draft model local ordinance for marijuana retail and marketing regulation, and based on the discussion and additional feedback, we have finalized our model local ordinance. During this Web Forum, we will present and discuss the final ordinance.

This Web Forum is recommended for representatives of local jurisdictions in California and other states considering legalizing recreational marijuana, community organizations, substance abuse prevention and treatment experts, and other stakeholders. Registration is free and all attendees will have access to closed captioning.

Presenters

Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, FAAP

Senior Advisor , Chronic Disease and Obesity

Public Health Institute

Oakland, CA

Dr. Lynn Silver, a pediatrician and public health advocate, is Senior Advisor at the Public Health Institute and Clinical Professor at University of California San Francisco. She focuses on policies to prevent noncommunicable disease, its risk factors and inequitable impact. Her interest in local marijuana regulation arose from her experience as…

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Alisa Padon, PhD

Research Scientist

Public Health Institute (PHI)

Oakland, CA

Dr. Alisa Padon’s past research focused on youth-targeted marketing and promotions of alcohol and tobacco products, examining the intersection between the unique vulnerabilities of youth and the psychosocial and neurocognitive appeals and techniques used in marketing. She is now translating that work as a research scientist at the Public Health…

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Ted Mermin, JD

Executive Director

Public Good Law Center

Oakland, CA

Ted Mermin, executive director of the Public Good Law Center, has for the past decade worked with local, state and federal agencies in the development and defense of innovative policies in public health and consumer law; litigated public health and consumer rights cases in appellate and trial courts around the…

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Leslie Zellers, JD

Consultant

Public Good Law Center (PGLC)

Oakland, CA

Leslie Zellers is a consultant with the Public Good Law Center and an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in public health law and public policy for government and nonprofit organizations. She works to advance health and well-being through policy and legal work in areas such as tobacco…

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Moderator

Alisa Padon, PhD

Research Scientist

Public Health Institute (PHI)

Oakland, CA

Dr. Alisa Padon’s past research focused on youth-targeted marketing and promotions of alcohol and tobacco products, examining the intersection between the unique vulnerabilities of youth and the psychosocial and neurocognitive appeals and techniques used in marketing. She is now translating that work as a research scientist at the Public Health…

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