Colorado SAM, doctors call on Denver Post and Leafly to end unfounded medical claims

August 9, 2014

“Green Crack” marijuana can treat depression, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, and ADHD according to The Denver Post’s marijuana website, The Cannabist. Green Crack marijuana is just one of more than 90 marijuana strains listed with medical recommendations for treating mental health issues that are provided by Lealfy, the same company that became the New York Times’ […]

Marijuana use and pregnancy

May 24, 2014

Of the 2.4 million Americans who try marijuana for the first time each year, 58 percent are under the age of 18. That’s why when we’re debating drug policy and the impact of marijuana on society, we cannot ignore kids. Because the brain isn’t fully formed until about the age of 25, youth are especially […]

Marijuana linked to more fatal CO traffic accidents

May 24, 2014

A statement issued by the University of Colorado School of Medicine: AURORA, Colo. (May 15, 2014) – The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study by University of Colorado School of Medicine […]

SAM affiliates sweep Missouri!

May 5, 2014

SAM is pleased to team with more than 50 drug-prevention groups and agencies in Missouri to present the Missouri Marijuana Prevention Tour!

Why worry about lead, but not weed?

August 17, 2013

If we, as a nation, were so concerned about lead exposure that we worked hard to remove it from gasoline, paint and air, what should be our collective response to marijuana given everything responsible science already knows about that drug?

National survey shows big need for marijuana ed

July 17, 2013

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

Dr. Thurstone: Keep marijuana stores away from schools

January 29, 2013

Dr. Christian Thurstone: “It really blows my mind that this is even a debate … that we even have to really push hard to get them away from schools.”

Medical marijuana laws hurt kids, doctor says

November 5, 2012

In 2010, Denver psychiatrist Christian Thurstone explained to National Public Radio’s Neal Conan that the state’s relaxed laws made the drug widely available — and irresistible — to too many adolescents.