New Report: Cost of Marijuana Legalization Far Outweighs Tax Revenues

(Denver, CO) – a new study on the impact of marijuana legalization in Colorado conducted by the Centennial Institute found that for every one dollar in tax revenue from marijuana, the state spends $4.50 as a result of the effects of the consequences of legalization. This study used all available data from the state on hospitalizations, treatment for Cannabis […]

CBS This Morning Features SAM 

Also today, CBS This Morning featured a story on the sales of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, and SAM President Kevin Sabet. In the story, Sabet said: “The state is being heavily influenced by the marijuana industry to tell you your product is safe. There have been…recalls because of additives, pesticides, and molds, so it’s really ‘buyer […]

Malcolm Gladwell blasts pot legalization

Malcolm Gladwell blasts pot legalization, says“we should not be racing to make this available,” and that the emerging legal industry is “a whole new scary thing.” Also today, CBS This Morning features SAM Pres. Kevin Sabet This week, best-selling The Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell, who the New York Times has called “as close to a singular talent as exists today” […]

Annual HHS Survey Finds Marijuana Use Higher in “Legal” States

Annual HHS Survey Finds Marijuana Use Higher in “Legal” States;  Colorado Leads Nation For First Time Adolescent Pot Use Legal States Use Rates Nearly 45% Higher Than Other States; Alcohol Use Also Up in Colorado (Alexandria, VA) – More young people are trying marijuana for the first time in Colorado, the first state to allow recreational […]

SADD Conference Students

SADD Conference a Success

Students from the Canon McMillan High School in Washington County were one of many who attended the SADD Conference in Seven Springs.  Ramona Cholak Jenks is a Prevention Specialist at Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission and a co-advisor of this SADD team.  She reports that the SADD Conference went very well, with over 600 attendees. […]

Trump Administration Seeks Public Comments On Marijuana Reclassification

The federal government wants your input on whether marijuana should be reclassified under global drug treaties to which the U.S. is a party.  Specifically, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking for public comments about the “abuse potential, actual abuse, medical usefulness, trafficking, and impact of scheduling changes on availability for medical use” of cannabis and several other […]