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New Study: “Medical Marijuana Laws Amplify Recreational Juvenile Marijuana Use”

New Study: “Medical Marijuana Laws Amplify Recreational Juvenile Marijuana Use”  Study also finds that alcohol consumption is a salient predictor of marijuana use   (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — A new study (PDF here) in press published in the International Journal of Drug Policy found that medical marijuana laws “amplify” youth marijuana use. The study, which utilized the largest national […]

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 […]

Volkow

‘People are voting without the knowledge.’

There is no debate: marijuana is addictive and harmful to brain development, and current trends showing increased use among adolescents are profoundly troubling, Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, told thousands of people gathered last week in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, […]

Project SAM Urges Caution Regarding Gov. Christie’s Ruling on Marijuana as Medicine for Children

Project SAM Urges Caution Regarding Gov. Christie’s Ruling on Marijuana as Medicine for Children Alliance of top health professionals in the US calls upon FDA to resolve state-federal stalemate on marijuana for medical purposes, and urges New Jersey officials to ensure safeguards in place for proposed program August 17, 2013 – Project SAM (Smart Approaches […]

39% of marijuana using kids got their drug from a medical marijuana dispensary

Legalization advocates have been crying foul since SAM Director Kevin Sabet quoted directly from a report by Seattle Schools saying that 39% of kids who used marijuana received their drug from a medical marijuana dispensary. It’s not so strange that some advocates responded that way – after all, the first bit of data released showed […]