There is a growing and intensified demand that long-standing social and structural barriers that drive health disparities among people of color, people with disabilities, low-income people, and people with less education be addressed. As pressure grows to confront and eradicate these barriers, there is also a call to reexamine other longstanding law and policy approaches, including the regulation of cannabis.

Join us for a Summit on the quickly changing landscape of law and policy in both health equity and cannabis, including the public health response to growing disparities that were exacerbated by the pandemic, and the broad spectrum of public health and policy issues that have surfaced as more states contemplate cannabis legalization.

Keynote Speaker

Thomas A. Mason, M.D., chief medical officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will speak on ONC’s initiatives to modernize core data and surveillance infrastructure across the federal and state public health landscape, with an emphasis on how ONC is promoting equity by design in those initiatives.

 The 2022 Public Health Law Summit is organized by: