“It’s Just Pot, What’s the Big Deal – Case from the Front Lines,” featuring Dr. Roneet Lev

custom photo of speakerJoin Dr. Roneet Lev, an expert in emergency and addiction medicine, as she takes you on a journey through real-life case reports from the emergency department, including cases involving pregnant patients.

Dr. Lev brings a wealth of experience from her frontline practice and her notable career, which includes serving as the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (2018-2020). Before this, she was the chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. In her role as Chief Medical Officer for the Center of Community Research, she chairs the San Diego Community Response to Drug Overdose (CReDO) Task Force bringing together the 3 Ps: Public health, Public safety and Prevention leaders. In 2012, she established and chaired the San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force, the first of its kind in California. Lev’s medical publications known as the “Death Diaries” studied the details of prescription patterns of people who died from accidental medication overdoses. Dr. Lev is the current executive director of Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium, IEPC, served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2000, and is founder and Vice President of IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis. Lev is an energetic leader with a passion to assist communities in preventing and treating addiction. Lev hosts the podcast, High Truths on Drugs and Addiction.

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