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It's Time To Put People Before Profit.

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.

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

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July 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

SAM Statement on Big Marijuana Coming to Wall Street

Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana president and founder Dr. Kevin…

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July 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

House Rules Committee Shuts Down Two Marijuana Industry-Backed Amendments

(Alexandria, VA) – On Monday night, members of the House…

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July 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

SAM Statement Regarding New York State Health Department Recommending Marijuana Legalization

Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Health Department released a…

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July 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

New Data From Washington State Show Marijuana Legalization Leads to Massive Increase In Youth Exposure to Substance

Marijuana legalization has led to massive increases in youth exposure…

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