Yesterday was a big day for SAM.
Our state affiliates and allies held press conferences in three states, to call on state lawmakers to seriously evaluate the dangers of marijuana legalization.
In New Mexico, our new affiliate in the state, SAM New Mexico was joined by concerned citizens from a variety of organizations such as the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Family Policy Alliance, and the County Sheriff’s Association to announce their united opposition to legalization as lawmakers begin to consider a bill that would legalize the drug.
In New York, following state Senator Pete Harckham’s reversal of his previous opposition to legalization, SAM supporters held a news conference outside the senator’s office to raise awareness and protest his position.
Russell Kamer, MD, a clinical associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College, and a constituent of Sen. Harckham’s, questioned the logic behind addressing drug abuse through a state-sanctioned recreational drug market.
Spectrum News has the coverage:
SAM affiliates also convened in Virginia, where state legislators are beginning to consider language for recreational marijuana legalization. SAM Community Outreach and Communications Associate, Will Jones, presented the social justice case against legalization.
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Thanks for all you do,
Dr. Kevin Sabet,
Founder and President – Smart Approaches to Marijuana