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Webinar: Policy implications of COVID-19 on alcohol and marijuana use

Our relationship to alcohol and marijuana is changing in alarming ways. Since the onset of COVID-19, many states and communities have dramatically loosened restrictions on alcohol and marijuana use and access, including restrictions on delivery, internet sales, takeout, and outdoor consumption. Join practitioners from across the country to examine the impact of these policy changes, their effects on public health, and strategies for mitigating these effects.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe changes in alcohol and marijuana use since the onset of COVID-19
  • Identify alcohol and marijuana policies that have changed since the onset of COVID-19
  • Identify strategies to mitigate the effects of harmful alcohol and marijuana policies
  • Identify strategies for shaping new policies that support healthy outcomes


Gisela Rots, MS is a public health expert and highly skilled trainer, leads programs that improve outcomes for vulnerable populations through the use of evidence-based strategies. She specializes in substance misuse prevention, youth risk prevention, and policy development. For over 15 years, she has managed award-winning training programs, integrated trauma-informed approaches into prevention, advised state agencies and community coalitions, and developed cross-sector partnerships to improve services.

Chuck Klevgaard, BSW is a nationally recognized expert in substance misuse prevention, public health, and school-based health. Drawing on his experience in collective impact and prevention-focused partnerships, he builds the capacity of states, tribes, schools, communities, and cities to use evidence-based substance misuse prevention and intervention strategies.

Date and Time: 
February 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm