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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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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.

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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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March 22, 2018 in Uncategorized

SAM Action and Partners Force Stalemate on Pro-Pot Appropriations Riders

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

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March 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Comprehensive Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Drives Youth Use, Crime Rates, The Black Market, And Harms Communities Of Color

Dramatic Increases in Fatal Drugged Driving Crashes, Workplace Accidents, Arrest…

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March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Marijuana Accountability Coalition Unveils “Brought To You By The Pot Industry!” Top 5 Recipients of Big Marijuana Money

These Legislators are Putting Profits Before Public Health (Denver, CO)…

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March 7, 2018 in SAM’s News

New Poll Offers False Dichotomy, Skews Illinois Voters’ View On Marijuana

Poll presents voters with only two options on marijuana policy,…

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