Toolkit

Download the following resources to help you fight Big Marijuana

FEATURED ONE-PAGER

Will marijuana solve the opioid epidemic?

Marijuana Quick Facts

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SAM One-Pager on Marijuana's
Effects on Driving

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Social Justice Facts

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Marijuana and Insurance

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SAM One-Pager on Marijuana's Costs to Society

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SAM One-Pager on Marijuana's Cost to the Workplace

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SAM One-Pager on Marijuana
Effects on the Environment

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SAM One-Pager: Illegal Diversion of Marijuana: A Growing Problem

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SAM One-Pager on Link Between Marijuana & Opioids/Other Drugs (September 2017)

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SAM One-Pager on Marijuana, State's Rights, and Federal Law

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SAM Educational Briefs
(September 2017)

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SAM Testimony on Non-Medical Marijuana in Rhode Island (H5555)

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SAM Standard Slides (PDF)

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SAM Testimony on Medical Marijuana in Kansas (February 2017)

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DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

Research Studies

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Pictures & Videos

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PowerPoint Presentations

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SAM Working Paper on Projected Costs of Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island (and an executive summary of that document)

Even a conservative estimate of a few projected economic and social costs of marijuana legalization in Rhode Island total $61.2 million for 2020, exceeding the revenues projected by pro-legalization activists by over 25 percent:

Rhode Island’s business community and employees will bear much of these costs, in the form of increased absenteeism and workplace accidents. As most people injured in serious drug-related workplace accidents are co-workers of the drug-using employee or other third parties, this will affect the state’s workforce broadly.

The above numbers represent a very conservative model, and do not include a large list of other likely costs, including:
  • Additional workplace injuries among part-time employees
  • Increases in alcohol use and abuse
  • Increases in tobacco use
  • More opioid abuse
  • Increases in short-term/long-term recovery for marijuana use disorders
  • Greater marijuana use among underage students
  • Property and other economic damage from marijuana extraction lab explosions
  • Controlling an expanded black market, sales to minors, and public intoxication
  • Other administrative burdens of most state legalization programs, such as:
    • money for drugged driving awareness campaigns;
    • Increases in alcohol use and abuse
    • Increases in tobacco use
  • Long-term health impacts of marijuana use

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