Seven times more Americans age 12 and older use alcohol than marijuana. If legalization states don't draw up regulations that are tougher than those regulating alcohol and tobacco, we can expect to see huge increases in marijuana use, especially among children. They have a daunting task.
Let's see, there are 26.1 million annual tokers, 17 million monthly tokers, and 2 million daily tokers in America. Two of them are alleged terrorists. That's literally, at best, a one-in-a-million risk.
This is Sabet's latest attempt to paint criticism of the war on drugs. It is his Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears triangulation of the war on drugs as "too hard," the legalization of marijuana as "too soft," and the emphasis on treatment and prevention as "just right."
SAM stands for "Smart Approaches to Marijuana" and it represents a radical shift in tactics by those who seek to maintain marijuana prohibition. (I like to call it "Project SAMUEL" -- Smart Approaches to Marijuana Use... Except Legalization.)