Kevin Sabet

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Calls for Federal Investigation into Misuse of Public Funds To Oppose A Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Calls for Federal Investigation into Misuse of Public Funds To Oppose A Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer is shining a spotlight on questionable, possibly illegal, practices being used by supporters of ongoing marijuana prohibition. He has sent a letter to the White House Drug Czar asking for an investigation into these tactics in the case of some lectures in Oregon, clearly intended to be anti-legalization and anti-cannabis, despite […]

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

Pushing Back Against Pushing Back Against Marijuana

On the first day of the Fourth World Forum Against Drugs in Stockholm this month, Kevin Sabet from Project SAM posted a slide that listed things that “we must push back against” when discussing marijuana legalization. Of the five bullet points, the third one stated “Marijuana Legalization = Social Justice.” What Sabet is asking is for […]

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

INTERVIEW: Dr. Mitch Earleywine

PHOTO: Dr. Earleywine giving a TED talk. All photos courtesy of Dr. Mitch Earleywine We caught up with Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at the University at Albany, State University of New York and newly elected Chair of the Executive Board at NORML. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical […]

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

Project CBD Responds To SAM’s CBDisinformation

By Martin Lee The misnamed Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) recently produced a “fact sheet” entitled, Everything You Need to Know About CBD, that seeks to justify the continued prohibition of cannabis by misinforming the public about cannabidiol and THC. Cannabidiol (CBD), a “nonpsychoactive” component of marijuana, is a hot ticket right now among medical scientists and […]

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

Child Protective Services & Family Court: The Last Gasp of the Drug War

PHOTO: Jonathan Oakley What’s worse than going to jail for cannabis?  Your children taken away by child protection services for it.  If you’re incarcerated, you receive a specific custodial sentence — which may be reduced for good behavior or perhaps even commuted — during which you are guaranteed visits with your family.  You can count down […]

John Stuart Mill “Liberty and Marijuana”

John Stuart Mill “Liberty and Marijuana”

In a recent opinion piece Project Sam’s founder Kevin Sabet used John Stuart Mill’s “On Liberty” to posit “Civil Liberties Erode When Drug Use Widens.” “John Stuart Mill famously wrote: ‘… over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.’ … ‘The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over […]