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WATCH: SAM Press Conference To Be Broadcast Live on C-SPAN2 at 12:00pm on 4/20

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Nation’s First African-American Magistrate Judge & Experts from NIH, AAA, and representatives from other sectors will be at the National Press Club t o Highlight Marijuana Harms 

[Washington, DC] – At noon on 4/20,  Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is hosting a press event with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, AAA Representatives, and other experts on April 20th – the unofficial “marijuana holiday,” to highlight the harms of marijuana to society.
This event will highlight the damage of marijuana and the explosion of high potency THC on the market, and attendees will hear from ER doctors, roadway specialists, researchers, members of the clergy, elected officials, and others.

Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, President, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Hon. Patrick J. Kennedy, Former United States Representative, Honorary Board Member, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Hon. Arthur Burnett, Sr., The Nation’s First African American Magistrate Judge
Jake Nelson, Director, Traffic Safety Advocacy & Research, AAA
Dr. Roneet Lev, Chief of Scripps Mercy Emergency Department San Diego
Dr. Christine Miller, Neuroscientist, Advisory Board Member, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Senator Ron Rice, New Jersey State Senator, Chair, Legislative Black Caucus
Bishop Jethro James, Senior Pastor, Paradise Baptist Church
Bishop Ronald Demery Jr., Pastor, Bible Way Church, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Susan Weiss, Director, Division of Extramural Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse
WHAT: SAM 4/20 event with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and others to highlight the harms of marijuana.
Friday April 20th, 2018
Press Arrival: 11:50AM
Start of Press Conference: 12:00PM
WHERE: Bloomberg Room, National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

About SAM

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) is a nonpartisan, non-profit alliance of physicians, policy makers, prevention workers, treatment and recovery professionals, scientists, and other concerned citizens opposed to marijuana legalization who want health and scientific evidence to guide marijuana policies. SAM has affiliates in more than 30 states. For more information about marijuana use and its effects, visit


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