|Patrick Kennedy announced on Wednesday the formation of a new group, “Smart Approaches to Marijuana,” or SAM, which simply uses a new narrative to make the same arguments used by cannabis opponents for years|
National conference in February will better equip Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, others to develop public health policy based on science
In response to public comments made against U.S. marijuana reform on Wednesday by former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy, patient advocates wrote to Kennedy inviting him to attend a national conference on medical marijuana scheduled for February 22-25 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Kennedy announced today the formation of a new group, “Smart Approaches to Marijuana,” or SAM, which claims to take a different approach to marijuana use than legalization advocates or government drug warriors. However, advocates argue that SAM’s apparent pro-public health approach ignores the therapeutic benefits of the marijuana plant and is simply using a new narrative to make the same arguments used by marijuana opponents for years.