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SAM Friday Fact 06/21/2024: Connecticut Survey Shows Increases in Past-Month Marijuana Use

In the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s recently published a report, “2024 Cannabis Health Statistics Report,” relying on data from the Connecticut Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, conducted in 2017, 2021, and 2022. The Department examined the percentage of past-month marijuana users across different age groups in Connecticut:  Percentage of Past-Month Marijuana Users Among Age […]

MARIJUANA USE UP, PERCEPTIONS OF HARM DOWN IN WAKE OF COMMERCIAL POT SALES

Past-Month Use Rises Among Adults, Minors, Outpacing National Average (HARTFORD, CT) – Marijuana use among adults and children has grown in the wake of Connecticut’s embrace of pot-profiteers and their dangerous, psychoactive drugs. According to a new report from the Connecticut Department of Health, past-year and past-month marijuana use among those 12 and older is higher than […]

BBC: Maryland governor forgives thousands of marijuana-related convictionsBBC:

The governor of the US state of Maryland has pardoned 175,000 people convicted of cannabis offences. Listen to the interview HERE.

Sabet on FOX News: ‘We need to be careful about mass marijuana commercialization’

Smart Approaches to Marijuana CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet responds to comments from Kamala Harris on marijuana and addresses various concerns with the drug. Watch the video here:

The Center Square: Group warns increased cannabis use connected to youth self harm

One Illinois county may be ahead of the curve with warning signs that link marijuana use with potential suicide. Citing national studies and local statistics, McHenry County requires marijuana dispensaries to post warnings. The signs state that cannabis use may lead to mental health problems, including increased thoughts of suicide. Signs must be posted prominently and state […]

MARYLAND GOVERNOR WES MOORE PARDONS MARIJUANA POSSESSION CHARGES NEARLY TWO YEARS AFTER STATE LEGALIZES; PROVES REFORM CAN BE ACHIEVED WITHOUT LEGALIZATION

(Washington, DC) — Today, Governor Wes Moore (MD) issued a blanket pardon for individuals convicted of marijuana possession in Maryland. Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) President and CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama issued the following statement in response: “Governor Moore’s actions are important for promoting […]

HOUSE COMMITTEE WISELY REJECTS ADDICTION BANKING AMENDMENT, ADDS ANTI-MARIJUANA PROVISION TO MUST-PASS BILL

Pot-Friendly Politicians’ Attempt to Deceive Americans Fall Short Thanks to Courageous Legislators Today, the House Appropriations Committee rejected the biggest wish of Big Marijuana, Big Banks, and Wall Street by stripping marijuana banking provisions from the FY 2025 Fiscal Services and General Government (FSGG) bill. If included, allowing the marijuana industry to access banking services would have injected billions of dollars in new investment into the pot […]

NEW HAMPSHIRE TABLES MARIJUANA BILL IN VICTORY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

Politicians Wasted Time With Their Push to Inject More Drugs into New Hampshire’s Communities  Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, issued the following statement today in response to the New Hampshire State House voting to table Senate-passed legislation, […]

GOVERNOR SUNUNU URGED TO SIGN BAN ON DELTA-8 THC

Legislation Combatting Dangerous THC Drugs Will Help Protect Public Health and Safety Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) President and CEO Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, released the following statement today urging New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu to sign Senate Bill 505, which […]

SAM Friday Fact 06/14/2024: Nearly one-third of Canadians who consumed marijuana in the past 12 months reported experiencing at least one adverse health effect

The results of a survey of Canadians aged 16-65 who used marijuana in the last year were published in the study, “Adverse outcomes of cannabis use in Canada, before and after legalisation of non-medical cannabis: cross-sectional analysis of the International Cannabis Policy Study.” The survey aimed to find what percentage of these users experienced at […]

Sabet: Cannabis industry is about money, not medicine

Biden administration’s recent move to reschedule marijuana could be a big gift The Biden administration’s recent move to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III has been drawing criticism from activists on both sides of the issue. For those focused on science and medical efficacy, it’s a move that fails to recognize the growing […]

DELTA-8 THC LOOPHOLE CLOSED IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL JUST WEEKS AFTER FARM BILL AMENDMENT BANNING HEMP INTOXICANTS CLEARS AG COMMITTEE

Appropriations Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) and Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Andy Harris (R-MD) Lauded for Their Leadership on Critical Public Health and Safety Reforms (WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration advanced legislation that bans dangerous hemp-derived THC products. This language is identical to the Farm Bill […]