Clear thinking about drug policy
Director, Drug Policy Institute and Assistant Professor, University of Florida College of Medicine, Division of Addiction Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
President, Policy Solutions Group, Inc.
Publications
SEC Allows Pot Dealer to Register Stock Shares

SEC Allows Pot Dealer to Register Stock Shares

By Gregory J. Millman, Published: January 28, 2015 at 6:00 AM The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has allowed a share registration to proceed for a company whose business model includes cultivation and sale of marijuana, which are both illegal under federal law, though legal under some state laws. This approval appears to be the first green...

Dr. Kevin Sabet to Speak at MCCA’s Awards Dinner

By PRWeb, Published: January 27, 2015 Kevin Sabet, Ph.D., will be speaking at MCCA’s Annual Awards Dinner on February 25th at the Ethan Allen Inn in Danbury. Drug policy adviser to three presidents, Sabet has an important and timely message to share with the people of Connecticut about the true ramifications of legalizing marijuana. “In...
'If I Could Have Waved a Wand the Day after the Election, I Would Have Reversed It': Colorado Governor Explains Why Legalizing Marijuana in the State Was a Bad Idea

‘If I Could Have Waved a Wand the Day after the Election, I Would Have Reversed It': Colorado Governor Explains Why Legalizing Marijuana in the State Was a Bad Idea

By Sophie Jane Evans, Published: January 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM The sale of recreational marijuana was legalized state-wide following a 2012 vote. But now, Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper, has claimed the landmark move was a bad idea. Speaking on CBNC’s “Squawk Box,” the 62-year-old Democrat said: “If I could’ve waved a wand the day after...
In Colorado, Legal Pot Fails to Meet Predictions of Supporters, Critics

In Colorado, Legal Pot Fails to Meet Predictions of Supporters, Critics

By Dan Frosch, Published: January 9, 2015 at 7:38 PM DENVER—Before Colorado became the first state to allow marijuana for recreational purposes, supporters boasted that legalization would generate a sizable tax windfall, while opponents warned that it could have dramatic social consequences. Slightly more than a year into the state’s experiment with sanctioning pot sales to...
FOCUS: The 7 Myths of Marijuana Decriminalisation

FOCUS: The 7 Myths of Marijuana Decriminalisation

By Josua Tuwere, Published: January 8, 2015 at 10:29 To decriminalise or not? One US expert does some mythbusting. Our neighbours Australia and New Zealand have already discussed plans to decriminalise the use of marijuana. Fiji Police Force, on the other hand, have made their intentions clear. Zero tolerance of any form of illicit drugs,...
Has Marijuana Legalization Been a Failure? Project SAM Says so in New Report

Has Marijuana Legalization Been a Failure? Project SAM Says so in New Report

By Michael Tremoglie, Published: January 8, 2015 at 7:15 AM NEW YORK (MainStreet) — A newly released report from Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) shows that the Colorado and Washington experiments to legalize recreational marijuana have been an abject failure. Pot availability has created more problems than it solved, the organization asserts. The report, dated January 5, claims that...
Stricter Controls Needed after Surge in Marijuana Ills: U.S. Anti-Pot Group

Stricter Controls Needed after Surge in Marijuana Ills: U.S. Anti-Pot Group

By Eric M. Johnson, Published: January 5, 2015 SEATTLE (Reuters) – The number of children treated annually for accidental pot consumption in Colorado has reached double-digits and a drug treatment chain has seen a surge of teens treated for cannabis abuse, a leading U.S. anti-marijuana group said on Monday. In a report, marijuana legalization foe...

Nebraska and Oklahoma Are Trying to Kill Colorado’s Buzz

By Charlotte Alter, Published: December 18, 2014 By Suing over Colorado’s Legalization of Marijuana Two neighbors of Colorado filed suit against the state on Thursday, claiming its legalization of marijuana has pushed some of the drug over state lines and asking the Supreme Court to strike the law down. Attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma allege that...
Marijuana Legalization Losing Support after Seeing Harmful Effects?

Marijuana Legalization Losing Support after Seeing Harmful Effects?

By Charlie Butts, Published: November 14, 2014 Marijuana Legalization Losing Support after Seeing Harmful Effects? People are being encouraged to act to prevent further legalization of marijuana after news from a recent poll. A recently released Gallup Poll shows support for legalization dropping although a slim majority still supports it. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, tells OneNewsNow...
Former Presidential Drug Adviser Warns Midland Crowd of Dangers of Teen Marijuana Use

Former Presidential Drug Adviser Warns Midland Crowd of Dangers of Teen Marijuana Use

By RJ Wolcott, Published: November 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM Former Presidential Drug Adviser Warns Midland Crowd of Dangers of Teen Marijuana Use MIDLAND, MI — Two weeks after voters in Saginaw and several other Michigan cities decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, one of pot’s most prominent critic’s visited Midland to discuss the substance’s safety. Kevin...

Vermont Coalition Opposed to Marijuana Legalization Joins National Organization

Published: November 19, 2014 at 4:18 PM Vermont Coalition Opposed to Marijuana Legalization Joins National Organization MONTPELIER — A newly-formed group of concerned Vermonters opposed to the legalization of marijuana announced today that it has affiliated with a national organization with the same mission. The national group, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, now has a presence here...

Pitfalls of Pot Legalization Discussed at Midland Meeting

By Kelly Dame, Published: November 19, 2014 at 2:15 PM Pitfalls of Pot Legalization Discussed at Midland Meeting Marijuana is poised to be the next big money maker, marketed the same way cigarettes were decades ago, a former drug policy advisor to multiple presidential administrations told Midlanders Tuesday night. Kevin Sabet, PhD, was at the H...