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Patrick Kennedy's anti-marijuana crusade

Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Marijuana Crusade

Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Marijuana Crusade

In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. claims lobbyists for marijuana legalization are attempting to sell Americans on a “Trojan horse.” Should members of the legal marijuana industry be concerned about Kennedy’s argument gaining momentum?

Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island Gaining New Detractors, Supporters

Marijuana Legalization in Rhode Island Gaining New Detractors, Supporters

The issue of whether or not to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Rhode Island is gaining additional detractors — and continued staunch supporters.


Cannabis Legalization Brings Out Big Names and Money in Opposition

As with every pending change in the American legislative world, any shifts to the status quo will bring out those who are for and against an issue, including the lobbying dollars of high-profile companies and individuals.


No Shock: Big Pharma Tied to Anti-Pot

Smart Approaches to Marijuana was created in part by Patrick Kennedy, a former Rhode Island congressman known for being son of Ted Kennedy and for crashing his car into a Capitol Hill barricade in 2006. In an article from The Nation, Kennedy railed against marijuana in the name of improving mental health.


SAM is the Invisible Opposition

Legalization seems to be losing ground in Alaska, where, in the latest Public Policy Poll, 49 percent of those polled said they would vote “No” on legalization, with 44 percent saying “Yes” and 8 percent “Not sure.”