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Dr. Kevin Sabet featured in Newsweek

Today’s Drugs Are Anything but ‘Recreation’ | Opinion “Legalization of all drugs means exactly what it sounds like: full-scale commercial production of fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana (THC), heroin, and more. It also means the widespread normalization of drug use and decreased perceptions of risk for users. For instance, most Americans likely don’t realize that today’s […]


HB 6699 Requires Updated Health Warning Labels for Marijuana, Especially High-Potency THC-Laced Products FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2023 Media Contact: Bob Driscoll 716-307-7406 (HARTFORD, CT) – Dr. Kevin Sabet, President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) and a former drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton, released the following statement following the […]

Dr. Kevin Sabet on Wall Street Wrap Up

“There’s so many misconceptions about the harmfulness of marijuana today. People have a view that’s really outdated. It’s from the 60s and 70s when basically a “harmless plant” that would put you to sleep. Today’s marijuana has been genetically bred to be up to 99.9% THC which is much stronger than it ever was.” Watch […]

Minnesota, Delaware are the latest states to legalize recreational marijuana

“The consequences are sure to be devastating, just as they have been in other states that have tried this risky experiment,” added Sabet, who was previously a drug policy adviser to the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations. “Today’s commercial marijuana products are associated with depression, suicidality, IQ loss and most recently psychosis and schizophrenia, especially […]

Walz signs bill making marijuana legal in Minnesota

Minnesota is now among the states where marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older — in a few months, at least. Flanked by a colorful predecessor, Gov. Tim Walz signed an expansive cannabis legalization bill into law Tuesday, dramatically changing state drug policy. It begins a gradual implementation that at first decriminalizes cannabis and […]


Texas Senate Recognizes the Dangers Marijuana Poses to Public Health and Safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 30, 2023 Media Contact: Bob Driscoll 716-307-7406 (AUSTIN, TX) – Smart Approaches to Marijuana President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations, released the following statement today in response to the Texas […]


Legislation Opening Minnesota to Big Marijuana Will Be A Disaster for Public Health, Safety FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 30, 2023 Media Contact: Bob 716-307-7406 WASHINGTON, DC) – Smart Approaches to Marijuana President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to the Obama, Bush and Clinton administrations, released the following statement in response to Governor Tim Walz […]

‘Not your Woodstock Weed’

“This is not your Woodstock weed; we’re seeing products up to 99.9 percent pure THC,” said Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., president and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana. “And if you smoked marijuana 20, 30 years ago, you wouldn’t even recognize these products.”   Read the entire article, here.

New Hampshire Senate rejects recreational marijuana legalization bill

Dr. Kevin Sabet discussed the dangers of increased levels of THC and how it has made marijuana much more “potent,” raising potential health concerns. “Keeping the promotion, sale and advertisement of marijuana illegal, while decriminalizing its use on an individual level, removes the incentive of the industry from driving up use,” Sabet said.  Read the […]

NY Times: Why It’s So Hard to Crack Down on Stoned Drivers in New York

Smoking marijuana while operating a vehicle appears to have become ubiquitous in New York City after the drug’s legalization. But it’s a trend, though illegal, that’s not easy to curb. Read the article, here.

Pot’s Future in Congress Is Murky. Here’s What Lawmakers Are Saying

Federal lawmakers are mulling how — and when — to address the potency issue, which has alarmed state regulators. Anti-pot activists such as Kevin Sabet, head of the Smart Approaches to Marijuana, are stirring up the debate. His group opposes the SAFE Banking Act, a key industry-backed legislation that would give companies greater access to the financial system. Sabet is […]