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Preventing Big Tobacco 2.0

The marijuana industry is likely to be the Big Tobacco of our time. Let's prevent another
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We stand with every major medical association when we say marijuana can be harmful. Read about the latest science and read why legalization is not working in U.S. states.

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Just because legalization is a bad idea, doesn't mean we need to incarcerate users or give out criminal records. There is a middle ground between the extremes.

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July 19, 2017 in SAM’s News

SAM Statement on Marijuana Industry Report on Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue

SAM Statement: Marijuana Industry Report on Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenue…

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July 14, 2017 in SAM in the Press

SAM President Kevin Sabet for The Hill

SAM President Kevin Sabet penned a new piece for The…

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July 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

SAM Statement on Drug Policy Alliance Report Calling for the Decriminalization of All Drugs

(Alexandria, VA) – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a…

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June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

SAM Statement Regarding Removal of DOJ Marijuana Enforcement Barriers from Proposed CJS Appropriations Bill

SAM Statement Regarding Removal of DOJ Marijuana Enforcement Barriers from…

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