New York Society of Addiction Medicine hosted a cannabis webinar series on the following topics:
- Assessing Workplace and Driving Impairment from Acute Use of Cannabis: Challenges and Recent Developments
- “Cannabis and Driving Impairment” – Hosted by Michael Holland, MD, FACEP, FACOEM, FACMT, FAACT, FEAPCCT
- “Overview of Cannabis Legalization in New York State” – Hosted by Moe Auster, Senior Vice-President & Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society of the State of New York
- “Cannabis and Pediatrics” – Hosted by Dr. G. Sam Wang, MD, FAAP, FAACT
“Assessing Workplace and Driving Impairment from Acute Use of Cannabis: Challenges and Recent Developments”
Hosted by Michael J. Kosnett, MD, MPH, FACMT
Dr. Kosnett’s Bio
Dr. Kosnett has been extensively engaged in research and public health issues related to the legal availability of medical and recreational cannabis. In Colorado, he worked with stakeholders to design and implement the first regulations nationwide requiring that cannabis products be sold in child-resistant packaging. He has served on the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division workgroups on the dosage equivalency of cannabis products and their labeling requirements.
He has also served on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Pediatric Exposure Prevention Guidelines Committee, and he has been a technical consultant to the state’s Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee regarding the pharmacology of cannabinoids. Dr. Kosnett has offered scientific consultation to multiple stakeholders regarding the impact of cannabis use on workplace and transportation safety.
In April 2017, Dr. Kosnett began work as Co-Principal Investigator at the Colorado School of Public Health on a research project funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment entitled “Comparative Assessment of Driving Impairment in Occasional versus Heavy Marijuana Users.” The research team is pleased to have recently received NIH R01 funding to continue its research activities, which take place in the group’s cutting-edge driving simulator laboratory.
“Cannabis and Driving Impairment”
Hosted by Michael Holland, MD, FACEP, FACOEM, FACMT, FAACT, FEAPCCT
Dr. Holland’s Bio
Michael Holland is a Medical Toxicologist with additional Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He serves on the faculty of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Training Program and as a consulting medical toxicologist at the Upstate New York Poison Center both at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
He lectures extensively in the United States and abroad on topics including forensic toxicology, impairment, occupational and environmental toxicology and drug testing. Dr. Holland serves on the International Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental, and Emerging Risks to provide ad hoc, rapid risk assessment of chemical threats to public health, consumer safety, and the environment.
He is medical director of occupational medicine and employee health at Saratoga Hospital and has been the principal medical toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health in Little Rock, Arkansas, and serves on the American Industrial Hygiene Association Emergency Response Planning Committee.
He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Medical Toxicology, and European Association of Poisons Centres and Clinical Toxicologists.
“Overview of Cannabis Legalization in New York State”
Hosted by Moe Auster, Senior Vice-President & Chief Legislative Counsel, Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY)
Moe Auster’s Bio
Morris (Moe) Auster, JD, is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Legislative Counsel of the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). His chief role is to oversee the lobbying operations of MSSNY, including developing and analyzing legislation and regulations that impact upon delivery of care by physicians, particularly third-party payment issues, medical liability, Medicaid, scope of practice, disciplinary and pharmaceutical issues.
In that capacity, Mr. Auster frequently meets with all members of the State Legislature and their key health care staff, as well as the top health care policy staff of the Governor’s office, the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Health, and the Workers Compensation Board. Mr. Auster is also extensively involved in coordinating the grassroots lobbying efforts of physicians and county medical societies and physicians across New York State on pending state and federal legislative issues.
“Cannabis and Pediatrics”
Hosted by Dr. G. Sam Wang, MD, FAAP, FAACT
Dr. G. Sam Wang
Dr. G. Sam Wang is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children’s Hospital Colorado.
He has been involved in regulatory discussions in the state of Colorado since legalization of recreational cannabis in 2012. He has published studies on the unintended impacts of cannabis legalization on the pediatric population.