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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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Read SAM's take on what is happening in the marijuana world.

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  • Marijuana Legalization Fails in Vermont House of Representatives

    Marijuana Legalization Fails in Vermont House of Representatives   In a key victory over marijuana lobbying money, public health advocates defeat legalization and commercialization push   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2016   Contact: Jeffrey Zinsmeister jeff@learnaboutsam.org +1 (415) 680-3993   [MONTPELIER, VT] – A coalition of public health advocates in Vermont defeated a legislative marijuana legalization effort […]

  • Statement from SAM Canada on the Canadian Statement to the UN General Assembly on April 20, 2016

    Statement from SAM Canada on the Canadian Statement to the UN General Assembly on April 20, 2016 Contact Pamela McColl pjmccoll@shaw.ca www.learnaboutsam.ca We are greatly disappointed that Canada used its precious time on the global stage to promote the legalization – and thus commercialization – of cannabis. This statement sent a powerful message from our […]

  • Let’s Be Clear Georgia and its Partners Score a Win with the Georgia General Assembly

    STATEMENT ON GEORGIA VICTORY: For the past several months the majority of Let’s Be Clear Georgia activity has focused on “medical” marijuana legislation in the Georgia General Assembly. Let’s Be Clear Georgia’s over 300 collaborative members, staff and board, partnering with National Families in Action, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PACG), the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Georgia, […]