Published on Apr 18, 2017

Through his organization Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) tells Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga that lobbyists pushing for the legalization of medical marijuana are trying to sell the public on a “Trojan horse” — making the drug seem more normalized and acceptable in society, though it still has dangerous impacts on minors.

“The public health doesn’t stand a chance in this fight, because we’re up against money that is going to continue to grow as this industry spreads,” Kennedy concedes, likening marijuana proponents to the big tobacco industry.

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