SAM published a new educational toolkit, based on the current marijuana policy problems, as of February 2017. This brochure is an abbreviated guide for legislators, policy makers and others who are looking into marijuana policy. SAM, which stands for Smart Approaches to Marijuana, advocates for a policy that doesn’t involve jail………………or legalization.
Handy graphic designs can help people visualize what the scientific data is saying right now. Here’s the brochure in the pdf form.
Several states have legalized marijuana and now we have four years worth of data from Washington and Colorado. We can compare different states’ marijuana policies and anticipate where the big problems lie. For example, 22% of the traffic fatalities in Washington involved marijuana impairment in 2014, the year commercial marijuana stores opened.
With the help of a blue ribbon team of professional and medical advisors, SAM presents information on the following: *Health Risks *Crime *Traffic deaths *Addiction as it relates to other substances *Work-related problems *Medical marijuana programs and how it effects youth usage *Overall problems related to marijuana usage between ages 12-17
SAM is the leading non-partisan, non-profit dedicated to a science-based marijuana policy. SAM hopes to prevent marijuana commercialization. Through its 501 (c) (4), SAM Action, it hopes to stop marijuana legalization.
BIG MARIJUANA is following the model of BIG TOBACCO in its addiction-for-profit industry. Meanwhile, politicians from Maryland to New Mexico have invested in this new growth industry. What are hidden public health and social costs of promoting this drug? Many Americans don’t seem to realize that legalization is commercialization, not decriminalization.