SAM Summit

Registration is now open for the 10th Annual SAM Summit taking place in Atlanta, GA alongside the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.  


This is the perfect option for interested and concerned parties to learn more about what the current research says about the negative effects of marijuana normalization on public health and safety.




Event Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Location: Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA

Submission Deadline Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021

SAM will notify applicants by the beginning of January 2022 regarding whether their submission was accepted or declined.


Please read before submitting a presentation proposal.


We're looking for dynamic presenters for our annual summit. Ever want to give a TED talk on some aspect of marijuana policy? If you say yes, then read on!


The 2022 Summit is the premier gathering for marijuana policy advocates around the country. Once again, the Summit will be taking place in conjunction with the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA.


Submissions will be reviewed by members of the SAM team and Board of Directors. Please be prepared to submit the following information that would fit into a 20-30 minute educational session:


Session title

Session abstract (max 250 words)

Three (3) session objectives

Identification of topic area

Name & bio of presenter(s) 



SAM is seeking proposals that focus on the following topics:



Prevention strategies

Treatment and recovery

Social justice

Link between marijuana and opioids/other drugs.

Workplace and employers, and impact on employee productivity

Impacts on youth and young adults 


Presentation Terms and Conditions:


  • Presenters will be required to complete a Conflict of Interest Reporting Form as part of their speaker agreement.
  • Presenters agree to waive any honorariums/travel & hotel accommodations.
  • Presenter will receive one (1) complimentary SAM Summit registration.


PLEASE NOTE: All submissions are to be completed by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.


Submit proposals to Brendan Fairfield:




If your organization would like to be a sponsor of the Summit, email us at  for more information on how to get involved. 



Please email for more information on the 2022 SAM Summit.