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AGAINST THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, GERMAN POLITICIANS FALL FOR BIG MARIJUANA’S BIG LIES

Further Normalization of THC Drugs, Marijuana Will Have Devastating Consequences, Especially for Germany’s Young People WASHINGTON, DC) – Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, released the following statement today in response to the German Bundestag’s vote to decriminalize marijuana and allow […]

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENATE LEADERS MUST STAND STRONG AGAINST POT PROFITEERS

Nine times Senate leaders have seen through Big Marijuana’s big promises. They need to do it again.  (CONCORD, NH) – In response to a vote by the New Hampshire State House of Representatives to advance H.B.1633, Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor to […]

Niforatos in National Review: China’s Growing Illegal Pot Industry in the U.S. Should Spark Action

Top political leaders are wise to demand more information and stop the spread of these illegal operations. The link between the Chinese government and fentanyl is widely known. Using Mexican producers, international drug cartels linked to the Chinese government are laundering money and trafficking deadly drugs — and killing Americans at a record rate. But there’s […]

For Marijuana Users, Even Legalization Doesn’t Guarantee Safety

Mold, pesticides and heavy metals can contaminate pot products, threatening to sicken users Marijuana contaminated with arsenic, lead or mold is causing serious, even life-threatening illnesses around the country as use of cannabis products explodes. People who have used marijuana have higher levels of heavy metals in their blood and are more likely to develop fungal infections, […]

Marijuana users sue for gun rights

Proponents of federal bans point to dangers of high-potency THC Luke Niforatos is the executive vice president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a group that opposes marijuana legalization and commercialization. He characterized the movement to challenge the federal ban as another effort by the cannabis industry to normalize marijuana’s use. But today’s high-potency marijuana shouldn’t […]

Sabet on Louisiana’s WWL: ‘Today’s marijuana is stronger than anything your parents smoked and is destroying communities’

Dr. Kevin Sabet weighed in on U.S. drug policy on Newell Normand’s show where he said people don’t realize how much drug culture hurts our communities. “I’ve never met anyone who said they would be better off if they used more drugs,” Dr. Sabet said, adding, “It’s really just common sense.” Listen to the whole […]

“MEDICAL” MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION BILL DIES IN WISCONSIN

SAM Action Applauds Senate President Chris Kapenga for Recognizing the Dangers Marijuana Poses to Public Health and Safety (MADISON, WI) – Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) President Dr. Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy advisor to Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, released the following statement today in response to reports that the GOP-led medical marijuana legalization bill (AB1040) is effectively […]

Several officials in Hawaii voice objections over potential marijuana legalization

Those in favor of legalization have pointed out that over 20 states allowing marijuana have enacted what they call ‘sensible public policies’. The opinion for many however, remains unwavering. A former user spoke out against potential legalization Wednesday. “Communities like Denver where there are more pot shops and Starbucks and McDonald’s combined, will not create […]

Niforatos: Debunking the myth: Every dollar of marijuana tax revenue is associated with $4.50 in costs

Those who have been following the legalization of marijuana have likely heard the familiar industry refrain that commercializing the drugs will generate a mound of tax revenue for state governments starved for cash. As legal weed marks a decade, the data tells a much different tale. This trend is not unique to Colorado, as marijuana […]

Fox 43: Gov. Shapiro asks lawmakers to legalize cannabis in the Commonwealth

Opponents of legalization like John Daviau, the director of state affairs for the nonprofit Smart Approaches to Marijuana, pointed to several concerns. “You’re going to see a 17% increase in substance abuse disorders. You’re going to see a 35% increase in chronic homelessness,” Daviau said. “And a 13% increase in arrests across the state.” READ/WATCH: […]