Medical Researcher: Anti-Marijuana Activist Is Dishonest

In a country where it is increasingly difficult to find a living and breathing person willing to publicly debate in favor of maintaining cannabis prohibition’s status quo, one newly formed anti-marijuana organization and it’s primary spokesperson rightly lands in the crosshairs of medical researcher and cannabis policy reform activist Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, M.D. for conducting (from the time he was a college student-through his work at the Office of National Drug Control Policy-to now forming an anti-cannabis non-profit created to try to stem the ever-growing tide of public opinion in favor of legally controlling cannabis with regulations and taxation–not the brute force of the racially disparate, expensive and wasteful criminal justice system) a systematic and intellectually dishonest public relations campaign against cannabis.

The newly formed anti-marijuana legalization group, Smart Approaches To Marijuana SAM (which appears to be an organ of big anti-tobacco concerns, with funding from insurance companies and community health trust funds) and it’s spokesperson Kevin Sabet get some white hot and antiseptic light cast in their direction at Alternet from a long vexed Dr. Aggarwal.

Supplemental material about Kevin Sabet, notably his years attending University of California at Berkeley, is also published by The Center for Cannabis and Social Policy.

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  1. Thanks Allen for bringing up this side of the scenario as well. Although, this incident must be one of its kind but in general, anti-marijuana groups are not much of threats to the cannabis legalization. Actually, the large multinationals dealing in tobacco products and pharmacies pose bigger threat to the cannabis legalization program as their profits will receive a big hit, if marijuana gets legalized all over.

  2. The USA really is a great place to be –
    oil, dabs, hash, and shatter for increased intensified THC –
    with it, there is no such thing as life looking to just be a bore –
    with cannabis ones mind can if they want, swim along the river of bliss which I will not ignore and soar –
    with so much excitement though in life it is hard to know which project first to do –
    I thank God that canna-medded, the thoughts and feelings of happiness I am thrilled to tell me to you:). –
    For with this med, I look at the world and see hope –
    for a better world in the future and I know cannabis is not just dope –
    for people think dope to be something that stupefies or makes one a sleeper –
    not being alive and happy, and smiling and enjoying life by seeking out the reefer –
    well there are different strains and each with their own unique effect –
    one may induce sleep, another make one alert and sleep they may neglect

    there is more but i must now canna-medicate
    and i oh well i just can not wait 🙂

  3. kashmir on q95
    weed to make a person really feel alive
    lots to be thankful for
    with weed, the world is never a bore

  4. ?According to wikipedia, under “casulties of the iraq war”, there were “1,033,000 deaths as a result of the conflict”, so the president must now make a decision, but I hope he remembers IRAQ in his decision, there were women and children killed in Iraq too, well over the Syrian conflict, not that that makes it ok, but isn’t there something else that could be done rather than militarily?!

    Maybe they just need the right weed or hash to calm their frazzled nerves or something

    time to toke from my PIPE

  5. Please find out which politicians the Smart Approaches to Marijuana donate to, and publish this info. I look at the list of people on the House Rules Committee and wonder if they all get money from them.

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