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Expert drug policy news and analysis brought to you by the leading drug policy organizations, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and The Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS).

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Expert drug policy news and analysis brought to you by the leading drug policy organizations, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and The Foundation for Drug Policy Solutions (FDPS).

    Interview with Dr. Eric Voth on "Medical Marijuana", Kansas efforts, and more

    Interview with Dr. Eric Voth on "Medical Marijuana", Kansas efforts, and more

    Critical examination of marijuana legalization with Dr. Eric Voth, a leading voice in internal medicine, pain management, and addiction medicine, and the president of the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis. Dr. Voth explains the maze of medical and scientific considerations that accompany the shifting sands of "medical marijuana" policy. As we navigate the complexities of public health and safety implications, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the stark realities and challenges the medical community faces in states like Kansas, where the battle against legalization is fierce. This episode promises to arm you with knowledge and perspective on an issue that is as controversial as it is current.



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    • 15 min
    Youth Marijuana Misconceptions & Arizona's Cannabis Advertising Laws w/ Dr. Gary Kirkilas

    Youth Marijuana Misconceptions & Arizona's Cannabis Advertising Laws w/ Dr. Gary Kirkilas

    Luke interviews Dr. Gary Kirkilas, as the Phoenix, AZ pediatrician takes us behind the scenes of his mobile medical unit, revealing the startling transformation in how today's youth perceive and use marijuana. Dr. Kirkilas shares eye-opening anecdotes from at-risk communities, showing a trend where teens now view cannabis as a go-to remedy for common ailments such as ADHD and anxiety. This episode digs into the troubling normalization of marijuana and the resulting increase in cannabis use disorder and hyperemesis in children—conditions that are alarmingly under-recognized.

     Hear the inside story of how disparate groups, including medical professionals, substance abuse advocates, and even billboard companies, came together to shape a bill that addresses the void left by the 2020 voter initiative. From the consensus on banning cartoon imagery to the establishment of billboard distance regulations, this episode illuminates the triumphs and challenges in navigating public health advocacy in a state with commercial marijuana.
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    https://thedrugreport.org/

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    • 18 min
    Bloomberg & WaPo Editorials on Weed and Measure 110

    Bloomberg & WaPo Editorials on Weed and Measure 110

    Luke goes over the giant Ed Board pieces over the weekend, key statistics driving this analysis, and much more. 
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    https://thedrugreport.org/

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    https://twitter.com/LukeNiforatos

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    • 10 min
    Live at the RX Summit with Dr. Ken Finn, Hawaii rejects marijuana

    Live at the RX Summit with Dr. Ken Finn, Hawaii rejects marijuana

    Luke & Kevin interview Dr. Ken Finn from Colorado Springs who just wrapped up his RX Summit panel with CDC and NIH on marijuana, then they discuss the news of the week including Hawaii's big win and Pennsylvania's latest marijuana developments.  
    Follow the work of SAM and FDPS below:

    https://learnaboutsam.org/
    https://gooddrugpolicy.org/
    https://thedrugreport.org/

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    https://twitter.com/LukeNiforatos

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    • 13 min
    Distracted Driving Month & "Gas Station Heroin"

    Distracted Driving Month & "Gas Station Heroin"

    Luke discusses the stories driving the week, including Distracted Driving Month and the FDA's announcements about "Gas Station Heroin" and just what that is!
    Follow the work of SAM and FDPS below:

    https://learnaboutsam.org/
    https://gooddrugpolicy.org/
    https://thedrugreport.org/

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    https://twitter.com/learnaboutsam
    https://twitter.com/GoodDrugPolicy
    https://twitter.com/KevinSabet
    https://twitter.com/LukeNiforatos

    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/learnaboutsam

    • 12 min
    Romney-led Senate Rescheduling Letter & Primer on International Treaties

    Romney-led Senate Rescheduling Letter & Primer on International Treaties

    Luke is joined by Kevin Sabet and Jordan Davidson from SAM to discuss the new Romney-led Senate letter on rescheduling and treaty obligations, as well as how international treaties interact with the current DEA review.
    Follow the work of SAM and FDPS below:

    https://learnaboutsam.org/
    https://gooddrugpolicy.org/
    https://thedrugreport.org/

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    https://twitter.com/GoodDrugPolicy
    https://twitter.com/KevinSabet
    https://twitter.com/LukeNiforatos

    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/learnaboutsam

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

scottdiego ,

Incredibly important

Pushing back against normalization of use and commercialization of marijuana is critically important. Marijuana is the most dangerous drug in America America because what people think they know about it is wrong. I hope some significant time will be spent in the future exposing the myth of “medical“ marijuana.

“Medical“ marijuana has been the scheme to fool the public and legislatures.

Thank you for all the work you do.

Scanfro ,

Informative

Finally a reliable voice that isn’t so in love with a drug as to not recognize the clear dangers it presents.

Catherine Antley ,

Catherine Antley

Excellent presentation!!

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