Professional Advisors

Dr. Christine L. Miller obtained her B.S. degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences
Center.  For over twenty-five years, she has researched the molecular neuroscience of schizophrenia, ten of those years at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.  She is semi-retired, conducting occasional biomedical consulting on medical cases and an active volunteer for SAM-Maryland.

Dr. Steven Simerville is the Chair of Pediatrics at St. Mary- Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado. He was recently featured on a segment of 60 Minutes dealing with the effects of legalization on newborn babies and teens in Pueblo.  He also has a specialty in Internal Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Stuyt is an addictions psychiatrist.  She is the Medical Director for the Circle Program at the Colorado Mental Health Institute.  Her program treats dual diagnosis patients with co-existing addictions disorders.   She is a board member of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association and an acudetox specialist.  She is also trained in Brain Synchronization Therapy (BST) and uses it to help people resolve their trauma/PTSD.


Dr. Kenneth Finn is a pain medicine specialist

Kenneth Finn, MD
Springs Rehabilitation, PC, in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;
Board Certified, Pain Management;
Board Certified, Pain Medicine
American Board of Pain Medicine, Director &
Exam Council
Executive Board
Appeals Committee


Dr. Roneet Lev  is the chief of the emergency department at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. She is current president of IEPC, Independent Emergency Physicians Consortium, which represents over 30 emergency departments in California. She served as President of the California Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  In October 2012, she established the San Diego and Imperial County Prescription Drug Abuse Medical Task Force with the goal of reducing deaths and mortality from prescription drugs, using data to drive change

Dr. Roneet Lev, Scripps Mercy Hopspital, San Diego

Lev published research known as “The Death Diaries” evaluating the prescriptions and drugs found in medical examiner cases.  She noted the medical issues from marijuana by her involvement in the opioid epidemic when patients came to the emergency department with cannabis poisoning.  She published a consensus treatment guideline for cannabis hyperemesis syndrome and publicized the word scromiting that went viral. She is a passionate advocate for smart approaches to marijuana.

Phillip Drum, Pharm. D. received his doctorate in 1986 from the University of California – San Francisco School of Pharmacy.  He performed a pharmacy residency in hospital pharmacy at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL.  He has worked as a Oncology Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, Pharmacy Manager and Consultant specializing in patient safety and pharmacy training programs.  He has been active in marijuana driving research and education following the tragic death of his sister.