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December 8, 2017 in SAM in the Press

Prosecuting Attorneys Unite Against Legalized Marijuana – ‘The War On Drugs Is Not Over’

WFYI Indianapolis Reports: The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council Wednesday delivered…

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December 4, 2017 in SAM’s News

NEW EMERSON COLLEGE POLL: Support for pot legalization in New York falls 20 percentage points when respondents are given choice of decriminalization

Contact: SAM Press Office/Luke Niforatos           …

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November 17, 2017 in SAM in the Press

Amid talk of legalizing marijuana, one expert says ‘slow down’ reports: Sabet, an author, consultant, and former adviser to three…

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November 7, 2017 in SAM’s News

Smart Approaches to Marijuana Launches National Driving Campaign “High Means DUI”

  SAM Launches National Campaign “High Means DUI” to Raise…

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