Anti-pot group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is at it again today. SAM’s political arm SAM Action announced partnerships Wednesday with several state-level anti-pot groups and a war chest of $300,000 to defeat the passage of AUMA and other recreational ballot initiatives.
Children, according to SAM Action members, are getting into their parent’s cannabis.
“The marijuana industry wants to get richer after this November election cycle, so they have written ballot initiatives that allow for thousands of shops selling pot candy, gummy bears and other addictive products in communities around the country,” Kevin Sabet, president of SAM Action, wrote in a statement. “Between now and November, SAM Action and our state partners will ensure that the public is well informed about why a corporate cannabis free-for-all is bad for neighborhoods across the country.”
The announcement comes the same week the FDA just approved amphetamine-laced gum as a treatment for six year-old children who can’t sit still.
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Susan Soares has written for Cannabis Now Magazine, Alternet, and Sensi Magazine.