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Problems with Marijuana: An ACO Sponsored Forum – In-depth Video

Join us on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for “Problems with Marijuana: An ACO Sponsored Forum” at Rutgers University Conference Center in New Brunswick, NJ from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.

Doctors and other professionals working in the trenches with drug addiction will tackle the abundance of misinformation about marijuana and marijuana use by young adults. The forum will feature a variety of speakers from different walks of life who will offer their perspective on the subject.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Theodore Petti, is a nationally recognized expert with many years of research experience who has consulted with the New Jersey legislature on the subject. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and President of the American Society of Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Petti has spoken across the globe on issues related to cannabis in adolescents and emerging adults.

Representatives from two internationally renowned websites promoting marijuana education—Julie Schauer, founder of Parents Opposed to Pot, and Kimberly Hartke representing Moms Strong—will offer their views on marijuana use by young people.

ACO president Peter A. Crist, M.D. will introduce the program, and therapists Dee Apple, Ph.D., Edward Chastka, M.D. and Dale Rosin, D.O. will present cases involving individuals whose lives were disrupted by marijuana.

There will also be a rare opportunity to hear how one drug-free teenager manages a world where marijuana use by her peers in and outside of school is common; and from another young person willing to share details about her recovery from substance abuse. A question-and-answer section allowing the audience to interact with the presenters concludes the program.

Watch our video for insights about marijuana use and what will be happening at the forum from forum co-coordinators and presenters, Dr. Dee Apple and Dr. Edward Chastka.

To view the full forum schedule and presenter biographies, or to register in advance please visit our website at

Admission: $50; $15 for full-time students (under age 30 with valid student ID). Advance registration is highly recommended.


3 replies on “Problems with Marijuana: An ACO Sponsored Forum – In-depth Video”

Very clear and concise.  This kind of calm and rational thinking is what is missing in the public discourse.   Most of the time is catering to emotions and spreading misinformation.   Kudos to these two doctors whoever they may be.

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