SAM Statement: President Obama Says “No” To Legalizing Drugs

Today, Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Director Kevin A. Sabet released a statement:

“We applaud the President for definitively expressing that legalization is not the answer to our drug problems. President Obama’s drug strategy emphasizes a comprehensive approach to drug policy based on reducing the demand and supply for drugs in the United States. The President’s comments were:

“I’ve been asked, and I honestly do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer,” the president said. “But I do believe that a comprehensive approach, not just law enforcement, but education and prevention and treatment, that’s what we have to do. We’re going to have to stay at it, because of the lives of our children and the futures of our nations depend on it.” 

  – President Obama, May 3, 2013



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