This past week, the annual HHS National Survey on Drug Use and Health was released. This report asks people in households about their drug use. It focuses on the age group of 12 and over, and breaks down categories among people ages 12-to-17, 18-to-25 and 26 and older. The Washington Post and other sources reported […]
“Green Crack” marijuana can treat depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD according to The Denver Post’s marijuana website, The Cannabist. Green Crack marijuana is just one of more than 90 marijuana strains listed with medical recommendations for treating mental health issues that are provided by Lealfy, the same company that became the New York Times’ […]
SAM calls for White House, DOJ, SAMHSA, FDA to stop ignoring marijuana issue; host summit with public health researchers|
SAM Co-Founder Patrick Kennedy asks President Barack Obama to round up federal agencies and shine spotlight on mental, physical harms of marijuana.
ALBANY– The New York Affiliate of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), a nonpartisan alliance of lawmakers, scientists and other concerned citizens, coordinated by Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) and chaired nationally by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, expressed concern today that the New York State […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department’s support for a reduction in sentences for nonviolent drug offenders is a step in the right direction — and one that shows marijuana legalization is unnecessary to reform any problematic drug laws, says Smart Approaches to Marijuana (Project SAM), a national, volunteer nonprofit co-founded by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
SAM applauds CBD agreement between State of N.Y., maker of medicine for children with severe epilepsy|
ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York affiliate of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and a nonpartisan alliance of lawmakers, scientists and other concerned citizens coordinated by Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds of the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) and chaired nationally by former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, applaud today the State […]
DENVER — Five months after Colorado became the first state to allow recreational marijuana sales, the battle over legalization is still raging. Law enforcement officers in Colorado and neighboring states, emergency room doctors and legalization opponents increasingly are highlighting a series of recent problems as cautionary lessons for other states flirting with loosening marijuana laws.
Prevention, Treatment, Recovery, Law Enforcement, and Drug Court Groups Agree: The Rohrabacher Amendment Should Not Be Considered in the Senate!|
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The State of Georgia and GW Pharmaceuticals have forged an unprecedented agreement that is a smart, compassionate way to ensure children with intractable epilepsy receive a new medication based on a non-intoxicating component of cannabis.
Patrick Kennedy and Christopher Kennedy Lawford join Chris Matthews for a second time to discuss marijuana legalization in the United States.
SAM’s Board Member, Christopher Kennedy Lawford and Chairman, Patrick Kennedy, join Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball to discuss recovery.
Following consultation with Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) and Dr. Kevin Sabet, Senator Susan Collins of Maine asks FDA Commissioner, Margaret Hamburg, about the development of FDA-approved marijuana-based medicines.
SAM CHAIRMAN PATRICK KENNEDY BRIEFS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AT CAMP DAVID ON TROUBLING DATA FROM COLORADO New report released by SAM reveals problems with legalization, including increased marijuana positives among employees, marijuana advertisements, new data on marijuana’s effects on the brain, and tobacco company interest in marijuana e-cigarettes. DENVER, CO – Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) […]
SAM is happy to announce that it will hold its first annual National Marijuana Action Summit this summer! July 19-20 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Preceding the CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute Click here to see why your sector should attend! Visit midyear.cadca.org/samsummit for more details! Speakers include: Patrick Kennedy Dr. Kevin Sabet David Frum […]
Commentary: Don’t Go To Pot The 50 states are sometimes called “laboratories of democracy”. Although the expression is intended to highlight in flattering terms how innovative they can be, it also suggests that the states’ political experiments can and do fail. In the event of failure, the hope must be that damage can be stopped […]
Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 26/03/2014 Reporter: Ben Knight Watch here: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s3972278.htm
NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE CONVINCINGLY REJECTS LEGALIZATION The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 192-140 on Wednesday not to legalize one ounce of recreational marijuana, demonstrating that legalization is not inevitable. Concord, NH – On Wednesday March 26, the House voted 192-140 against legalizing one ounce of marijuana for recreational use in New Hampshire. “This is […]
SAM Featured in CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s Documentary, “Weed 2” March 12, 2014 – [Washington, DC] – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Co-Founder, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy released the following statement about “Weed 2,” Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Documentary that featured Congressman Kennedy: “As shown on Dr. Gupta’s documentary, SAM believes that marijuana contains medical value. […]
First Month of Marijuana Tax Revenue in Colorado Falls Well Short of Expectations March 11, 2014 – [Denver, CO] – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Co-Founders, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Executive Director Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, released the following statement about marijuana tax revenue in Colorado: “It appears that Colorado is falling well short […]
SAM, medical associations, anti-drug coalitions call on DOJ for marijuana to remain Schedule 1 & and for more government research of the drug|
SAM, MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS & ANTI-DRUG COALITIONS SEND LETTER TO U.S. DOJ CALLING FOR MARIJUANA TO REMAIN AS A SCHEDULE I DRUG & MORE GOVERNMENT RESEARCH ON ITS MEDICAL COMPONENTS Over ten major organizations join Smart Approaches to Marijuana in pressing the DOJ not to reschedule marijuana; coalition calls for the government to increase research on […]