Dr. Sabet Speaks On Marijuana


CASA_021716AParents and community residents are invited to the timely presentation, Understanding Marijuana in 2016 on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Manhasset Public Library. The program will feature Kevin A. Sabet, PhD, author, consultant, assistant professor and past advisor on drug policy to three U.S. presidential administrations. Dr. Sabet will discuss current trends and issues in marijuana use and how it impacts our teens, schools and communities. Registration is required on Manhasset CASA’s website at www.manhassetcasa.org. Dr. Sabet will also speak to students at 3:30 p.m. at Manhasset High School.
Sabet has studied, researched, written about and implemented drug policy for almost 20 years. Dr. Sabet is also the director of the Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida and an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. With Patrick J. Kennedy, he cofounded Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).
Dr. Sabet has appeared in hundreds of forums and discussions regarding his book, Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana, and has been featured on the front page of The New York Times and in virtually every major media publication and news channel on the subject of drug policy. His regular blog is housed at The Huffington Post and he regularly contributes to opinion-editorial pages, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and The Los Angeles Times.
The Power of Parenting Series is sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins, the Manhasset Public Library and Manhasset CASA. For more information about the program or the Power of Parenting Series, contact Manhasset CASA at 516-267-7548.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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