Statement from SAM President Kevin Sabet Regarding Vermont Vote

Statement from SAM President Kevin Sabet Regarding Vermont Vote

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[Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2017] – Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) issued the following statement from President Kevin Sabet in response to the Vermont legislature’s vote to legalize marijuana possession:

“We are disappointed by today’s vote in Vermont, but our fight is far from over,� said SAM President and CEO Kevin A. Sabet. “This legislation isn’t about criminal justice reform. Vermont already passed decriminalization legislation in 2013 – no criminal penalties for possessing up to an ounce of marijuana were being issued. This is about opening the doors to a new addictive industry being funded by Big Tobacco that will install retail pot shops in Vermont neighborhoods and lobby politicians to suppress common-sense regulation. We will continue to give a voice to parents, and public health and safety experts to encourage Governor Scott to choose people over profit and veto this harmful legislation.�
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