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Public Health Cannabis and Vaping Summit

January 12-14, 2021

On January 12-14, 2021, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) in partnership with the Nevada Attorney General's Office hosted a 3-day virtual summit to identify Nevada’s priorities and strategies related to legal adult use, public safety, regulation, prevention, treatment, and oversight of cannabis and vaping products.

Data was presented, and discussions held, around prevention, treatment, law enforcement/public safety, and regulation for both cannabis and vaping. Presentations and panels on days one and two focused on the current state of the research and explored emerging and established best practices. Attendees to participated in Action Planning workshops on day three.

Welcome and Opening Remarks by Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford

Action Plan Report

Summit Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of national and Nevada trends in data
  • Learn what/how data and implementation in other states should inform strategies
  • Identify effective, audience-specific public health messaging
  • Understand how to strengthen regulations informed by national and state lessons learned
  • Learn what national consensus organizations and other states recommend related to use of cannabis by pregnant women, youth, and persons with opioid use disorder
  • Identify best practices for prevention and treatment for use of cannabis and nicotine products

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Session Tracks

Breakout sessions includeD content around the following topic areas:

  • Cannabis Prevention
  • Tobacco Products: Prevention and Treatment
  • Cannabis and Vaping: Policy and Regulation
  • Cannabis and Vaping: Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Cannabis and Special Populations


Continued Education Information

CEUs were only offered to participants who attend live sessions; recorded sessions do not qualify for CEUs.

Continued Education Units will be offered for the following boards:

  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium 
  • National Board for Certified Counselors 
  • Nevada Board of Environmental Health Specialists
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • Nevada Board of Nursing
  • Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
  • Nevada Certification Board approved for Nevada Certified Prevention Specialists, Peer Recovery and Support Specialists, and Certificated Community Health Workers and Applicants
  • Nevada State Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Counselors
  • Peace Officer Standard Training 


If you have questions or concerns, please contact Tess Peterson at or Rota Rosachi at

Thank You to Our Partners

This Summit was made possible through funding provided by the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Wellness and Prevention.