Vaping Me Crazy: Weed Between the Lines
We are in the worst public social health crisis America has ever seen. The two greatest threats to our youth and young adults right now are Fentanyl and Marijuana. Most people might agree with the first drug, but few even understand the second. The marijuana movement that began in 2009 with the Ogden memo and Colorado exploding “medical” marijuana through the full legalization stage in Colorado and Washington has drastically changed, and very few people even understand what’s happening. The complicity and ignorance of the media and state and federal governments have allowed the tobacco industry and billionaire hedge funds to create a multi-billion-dollar
At the end of this webinar, you will understand:
- The origin of 90% of addiction: The Trifecta Gateway
- Where we are 11 years after the OGDEN MEMO
- How the e-cigarette manufacturing industry evolved to become the preferred delivery system for weed
- What has happened with the CBD industry and how they have used vape shops to deliver psychoactive, hallucinogenic legal weed to all 50 states through the Farm Bill of 2018
Michael R. DeLeon, a successfully acclimated ex-offender who after nearly 20 years of drug addiction and nearly 8 years of crime and gang involvement, spent 12 years in state prison and half-way houses for a gang-related homicide. Since Michael’s release from prison, he has earned 3 Associates Degrees, a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management, with a minor in Criminal Justice and a CADC Educational Certificate. Michael is now in the process of obtaining his Masters Degree in Addictions Counseling at Liberty University as well as pursuing his LCADC.
Michael is the founder of Steered Straight, Inc. A non-profit organization formed in 2007 designed with the intention of carrying a prevention message to youth and young adults regarding the extreme dangers of adolescent drug and alcohol use, bullying, and unhealthy life-choices. He is also a national speaker on the prevention of gang-involvement and criminal activity. Michael spends his time developing Steered Straight by stressing the importance of young men and women making sound, rational decisions in their day to day lives. Michael founded the Project Pride Program while incarcerated in prison. After pitching the idea for this program to then Commissioner Jack Terhune, he worked to develop the message that consequences can be severe and life-lasting. Project Pride which is still in existence at the New Jersey Department of Corrections, is the largest prison outreach program in America.
Michael has spoken to over ten million students and young adults as a motivational speaker, delivering evidence-based student programs in all 50 states in America. In 2014, Michael became the #1 booked school presenter in America speaking at over 400 schools and facilities. He has remained the #1 booked school presenter every year peaking with 708 schools and facilities in 2019. Covid forced Steered Straight to adapt into a fully virtual program for most of 202 and now Steered Straight is the only fully Live impact program and fully Virtual impact program providing hybrid and continuing education in both formats in the country.
Email Founder & CEO, Laura Stack, at [email protected].