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SAM's leaders are among the world's most prominent voices calling for science-based marijuana education and awareness. About Us

Preventing Big Tobacco 2.0

The marijuana industry is likely to be the Big Tobacco of our time. Let's prevent another industry from profiting off of addiction. Read more here.

Putting Public Health First

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.

Advocating for Legal Reform

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

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"Learn About SAM"™ by reading SAM's take on what is happening in the marijuana world.

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  • New Report: Driving While High, Youth Use, Crime, Arrests Surge Since Marijuana Legalization Began in Colorado and Washington

    New Report: Driving While High, Youth Use, Crime, Arrests Surge Since Marijuana Legalization Began in Colorado and Washington  The new data, reviewed by researchers at Harvard, University of Colorado, and other academic institutions, find major problems in first four years of legalization ALEXANDRIA, VA – A new report, released today by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) […]

  • California HIDTA Report

    A recently released California High Intensity Drug Trafficking report highlights a rise in drugged driving rates, as well as fatalities resulting from drugged driving. Emergency room and hospitals visits have also increased, along with marijuana-related exposures to children aged 0-5 years old. The full report can be found below: HIDTA Impact Report

  • Moms Strong Rally

    Moms Strong holds a rally at the Capitol in Sacramento to protest Proposition 64. Full event info below: Moms Strong Flyer