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Dear NYC-Parents in Action Community, 

Like all of you we have been intently following the reports of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The past few weeks and days have been a reminder of just how connected we are to one another. 

Out of an abundance of caution, both NYC-Parents in Action and the Addiction Institute of Mt. Sinai have decided to cancel the Spring Seminar on Marijuana. 

As a reminder, we are a non-profit organization that relies on tickets sales to maintain our annual budget. Won’t you please consider making your ticket purchase a donation to NYC-PIA? If you would prefer a refund, requests must be made before May 1st. Please contact us at info@parentsinaction.org and someone will be in touch with you with details. 

Most importantly, thank you for your commitment to NYC-Parents in Action. While we may need to practice social distancing at this time, we remain a very close community and we look forward to providing more opportunities to connect in the future. 


Jennifer Anderson and Eby McKay

Co-Presidents, NYC-Parents in Action

NYC-Parents in Action in partnership with the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai presents:

Marijuana Now:

What Parents Need to Know

  • What are the effects of marijuana on the developing brain, especially memory and attention?
  • What are the social and health impacts of today’s high potency marijuana?
  • How do marijuana policy trends impact youth?
  • Are you informed of the various delivery systems of today’s products, from smoking and vaping to edibles?
  • How should parents go about seeking out prevention strategies and therapeutic support for children at risk

Please join us to hear from our panel of experts as they answer these questions and many more.

Moderated by Juju Chang, Co-Anchor of “Nightline,” ABC News.

Our panel of experts: (click here for complete bios)

Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Director of the Addiction Institute and Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Kevin Sabet, Founder and CEO of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), author or “Reefer Sanity,” former White House advisor and ISPS Fellow and Adjunct Faculty, Yale Medical School.
Dr. A. Jordan Wright, Consulting psychologist for Hallways and founding Director of the Center for Counseling and Community Wellbeing at New York University.

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