Attorney General Ford to Give Opening Remarks at Public Health Cannabis and Vaping Summit

January 6, 2021

WHO:            Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford will provide opening remarks at the upcoming Public Health Cannabis and Vaping Summit. Sixty-two presenters will be participating in the Summit, including other members from the Office of the Nevada Attorney General. They include nationally recognized experts in the field from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control, research universities and institutions, and public health organizations from other states. A wide variety of Nevada-based speakers within the fields of law enforcement, non-profit organizations, policy, public health, regulation, and oversight will also share insights and strategies to improve public health around cannabis and vaping.

WHAT:          The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and Division of Public and Behavioral Health, along with the Office of the Nevada Attorney General is hosting this free three-day virtual event to identify Nevada’s priorities and strategies related to legal adult-use, public safety, regulation, prevention, treatment, and oversight of cannabis and vaping products. The goal of the Summit is to utilize a public health approach that will result in a Cannabis and Vaping Action Plan for Nevada.  

WHEN:         The Summit begins at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12th and concludes on Thursday, January 14th. More information on the Summit, agenda, and continuing education units is available at  

NOTES:        The Summit is designed for healthcare providers and public health officials, substance use and treatment providers, school districts, youth organizations, regulatory agencies, law enforcement, policy makers, prevention coalition partners, and interested members of the public. Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP to Monica Moazez at and Ashley Forest at