The Truth About Weed: THC, The Pot Lobby, & The Commercial Marijuana Industry

45 minutes · 2018

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Ben Cort's passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 6/15/96, he has been a part of the recovery community in almost every way imaginable; from a recipient, to a provider, to a spokesperson, Cort has a deep understanding of the issues and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimized.

Ben joined the drug policy conversation at the national level in 2012 after leaving PM to be a part of the "No on 64" Campaign. Following the passage of A64 he has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), as well as NALGAP (the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Treatment Providers and their Allies). Ben's passion about the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him a frequent guest in the media.

His first book, Weed, Inc., published by HCI is due out in 2017. Ben resigned from his position with the University of Colorado Hospital inside of their chemical dependency treatment service line January 2017 to focus on marijuana education and consulting inside of the substance use disorder treatment field.


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