|Does Paula Riggs, Christian Thurstone and Bob Doyle of Project SAM want to keep marijuana illegal so they can profit off of treatment?|
A recent poll suggested that a majority of Coloradans were unhappy with marijuana legalization — findings embraced by anti-pot activists who’d ignored previous surveys showing the opposite.
Now, cannabis critics like these are working to prevent legalization from spreading to other states — and a document called the Utah Marijuana Compact offers insight into their methods.
Information about the compact comes to us via Cannabis Now magazine. In an article headlined “Anti-Marijuana Group Project SAM Uses Federally Funded Non-Profits to Push 2015 Legislation,” journalist Angela Bacca takes a close look at Project SAM, a group launched in Denver circa 2013 by former Rhode Island Representative Patrick Kennedy and ex-White House drug policy adviser Kevin Sabet.
In the piece, Bacca suggests that many of those involved in Project SAM have a profit motive for maintaining marijuana prohibition — a theme also sounded by a piece in The Nation entitled “The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal.”
In other words: of course they want to keep it illegal and tell you that it’s addictive, they stand to make millions off of your “treatment”.
More over at the Denver Westword.