Monthly Meetings

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Join us on

August 23, 2017
11:30 am – Announcements
12:00 pm – Program

Cornerstone Assistance Network
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth,TX 76111
Phone: 817-632-6000

 

Special thanks to our lunch sponsor!

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Program

21st Century Weed

 

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will understand the difference between marijuana of years past and today’s
  •  Participants will be provided an overview of current relevant scientific information regarding marijuana
  • Participants will understand current forms of consumption

 

Presenter

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Ben Cort

 

Ben’s passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 6/15/96, Ben 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.

In 2007 Ben left his position as a HR director inside of a Denver based S&P 500 firm to help start the Colorado based nonprofit, Phoenix Multisport (PM). As an original board member and then their first full time employee, Ben was instrumental in building this organization that has received frequent national recognition for their innovative approach to building sober communities around sport and healthy activities.

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 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 in January 2017 to focus on marijuana education and consulting inside of the substance use disorder treatment field.