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Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action) publicly endorsed the bipartisan Marijuana Effective Drug Studies (MEDS) Act introduced by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Schatz (D-HI) and the Medical Marijuana Research Act introduced by Congressman Harris (R-MD).
SAM Action is joined in support by multiple national medical organizations including the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and American Pain Society. If passed, the bills would facilitate legitimate scientific research into the medicinal components of the raw marijuana plant, evading traditional barriers in the marijuana research process.
In 2015, SAM released a six-point plan proposing actionable ways to research marijuana's medical potential responsibly. To date, three of the six recommendations have been adopted.
Information from a SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) e-mail:
Evidence emerging from states where marijuana is already legal demonstrates that the legalization of marijuana is failing to achieve the promises made by activists to protect public health, reduce discrimination, and achieve social justice. A recent report from the American Automobile Association shows that Washington State has seen a doubling in the number of fatal drugged driving crashes since legalization. In Colorado, a recent report from the state's public safety agency reveals that after the state legalized the drug, marijuana-related arrests for black and Hispanic youth rose by 58 and 29 percent, respectively, while arrest rates for white kids dropped by eight percent. Moreover, few marijuana businesses are minority-owned even while the vast majority of them operate and advertise in low-income communities of color.
Also see "Lessons Learned After 4 Years of Marijuana Legalization" a 2016 report on data from the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado.
Domestic Terrorism: An Overview
A report from the Congressional Research Services, Aug 21, 2017
20 States, Territories Accept FirstNet Public Safety Network Plan
Verizon reinforces its commitment to supporting public safety at APCO Conference
Mike Maiorana, addressing APCO Conference, reinforces Verizon's commitment to supporting public safety
AT&T Exec Backtracks on Public Safety Grade Comments
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