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Statement on Sanjay Gupta and CNN coverage of marijuana

Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), an alliance of organizations and individuals, including medical professionals from Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, University of Colorado, University of Kansas, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and leaders from other major public health groups, released a statement, through SAM Director Dr. Kevin Sabet, about CNN’s Sanjay Gupta’s […]

Kennedy rails against new medical marijuana law

Kennedy rails against new medical marijuana law By K.C. Myers, Cape Cod Times WEST BARNSTABLE — It doesn’t take a National Institutes of Health study to realize more marijuana in the marketplace, combined with the profit motive, will lead to more addiction, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said at a presentation Friday at Cape Cod […]

Colorado Fails to Regulate Marijuana – and Colorado Springs Decides Not to Take Their Chances With Legalization At All

Colorado Fails to Regulate Marijuana – and Colorado Springs Decides Not to Take Their Chances With Legalization At All By Kevin Sabet, The Huffington Post Though voters in Colorado and Washington officially legalized marijuana in November, most of us have known for a while that marijuana has enjoyed de facto legalization status in a few […]

National survey shows big need for marijuana ed

Even parents who support marijuana legalization expect strong regulation of the drug that includes bans on public use and advertising of any kind, according to the results of a national survey released today in Denver by The Partnership at

WA: Preventing youth use

Join members of the Washington Association for Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention to hear the latest information about evidence-based interventions that potentially prevent marijuana use in the youth you care about.

WA affiliate champions smarter approaches

In line with recent calls for Washington to “get it right” and for “strict controls” on the state’s new marijuana marketplace, the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WSAVP) recommends the implementation of policies to prevent youth marijuana use and promote healthy communities.

Washington moves toward legal market

As The Daily Chronic reports, Washington is many months away from implementing a state-regulated marijuana market.

Washington landlords struggle with pot laws

Owners of rental property in Washington are reviewing their housing policies in light of the legalization of recreational marijuana by voters in that state.

Patrick Kennedy: Pushing a Health-First Approach to Marijuana Policy

In Congress, I voted many times to allow access to medical marijuana. Those votes reflected my early, uneducated views. I never looked too closely — I didn’t realize “medical marijuana” was the Trojan horse for legalization. When I woke up after the 2012 election, two states had voted to legalize marijuana. That day I also […]

SAM heads to Hawaii to educate about marijuana issues

“The legalization of marijuana is moving fast in parts of the United States and it looks as though the domino effect could quickly move to other states such as Hawaii,” said former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Project SAM chairman. “We decided to bring SAM to Hawaii to spur discussions about marijuana use and misuse.”

Hawaii House kills decriminalization bill

The bill’s death concluded weeks of debate about the drug that attracted fervent testimony from both marijuana advocates and law enforcement officials.

MA Health and Human Service: Medical Marijuana

To track information about the rules concerning medical marijuana in Massachusetts, visit this page on the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ website.