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5th Edition of Global Conference on

Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

October 21-23, 2024 | Baltimore, Maryland, USA

GAB 2022

Marijuana - violence and the law

Speaker at Addiction Medicine, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry 2022 - Norman S Miller
Medical College of George Augusta University, United States
Title : Marijuana - violence and the law


Marijuana is currently a growing risk to the public in the United States. Following expanding public opinion that marijuana provides little risk to health, state and federal legislatures have begun changing laws that will significantly increase accessibility of marijuana. Greater marijuana accessibility, resulting in more use, will lead to increased health risks and violence in every demographic across the country.

We present cases that are highly popularized storylines in which marijuana led to unnecessary violence, health risks, and, in many cases, both. Through the analysis of these cases, we will identify the adverse effects of marijuana use and the role it played in the tragic outcomes in these and other instances. In this analysis, we hold no opinion, nor pose any arguments, on other issues that may pertain to the cases.

What will audience learn from your presentation?

Review of current marijuana laws in the U.S.

State specific regulations and changes

Association of marijuana with violence


Norman S. Miller, MD, JD, PLLC, received training in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in Neurology at the University of Minnesota. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, Neurologist, Addiction Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatrist, and Licensed Attorney. He practiced general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry on the faculty in academic institutions at Michigan State University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College. He is the author and editor of 250 journal articles and book chapters and 13 books. He edited Comprehensive Handbook of Drug and Alcohol Addiction (which won an award from the American Writers Association), Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, (for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services), Principles of Addiction Medicine, (for the American Society of Addiction Medicine), and Manual of Addiction Therapeutics. He is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Miller is also the CEO of Health Advocates PLLC.

He is graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, and has practiced law as an attorney in Medical Malpractice, Criminal Law, and Professional Discipline.