Ben Cort has been sober since 1996 and has been part of the recovery movement in almost every way imaginable; from a recipient to a provider to a spokesperson. He joined the field professionally in 2007 working inside of nonprofits, treatment programs and consulting to athletics and organized labor. Highlighted in his book, Weed, Inc.: The Truth About the Pot Lobby, THC, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry, and his TED talk “Surprising Truths about Legalizing Cannabis” Ben has remained active in the discussion around marijuana, assisting several states efforts to hold back Big Marijuana and always advocating for recovery. His reputation as being pro-logic and recovery oriented rather than anti anything, and his widely adopted curriculum on ethical treatment and practices has garnered national recognition. He is utilized by the likes of NFL, and NCAA programs to determine appropriate treatment for their athletes, coaches and their families as well as develop recovery oriented policies.
Today on the show we discuss: Why Ben has been advocating against legalization of marijuana, why parents should be taking cannabis seriously, why more people are going to rehab for cannabis addiction, steps parents can take if their kid is struggling with cannabis addiction, what Ben would do if he was in charge of changing things, why cannabis is destroying peoples lives and more.
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