Ep. 18 – Project SAM co-founder Kevin Sabet and Denver Post culture reporter John Wenzel

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: Kevin Sabet, the co-founder of anti-legalization group Project SAM and Denver Post A&E reporter John Wenzel, who’s also a regular Cannabist contributor.

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TOP NEWS

From a July 15 report by The Denver Post’s Electa Draper:

The Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 — amid shouts, hisses and boos from a packed house — not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program.

The board voted Wednesday against the recommendation of the state’s chief medical officer.

A dozen of the veterans who testified said cannabis has saved their lives. Many said drugs legally prescribed to them for PTSD at veterans clinics or by other doctors — antidepressants, antipsychotics, opioids and others — nearly killed them or robbed them of quality of life.
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From a July 14 report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca:

While half of Americans don’t think marijuana will have any impact on the safety of roads in legalized states, 47 percent said in a recent Gallup poll that legal cannabis will make driving less safe in states selling recreational pot.

The results are telling, especially when broken out into groups. But while cannabis remains the most-familiar illicit drug in the United States, a 2013 Gallup poll showed that 38 percent of Americans have ever tried marijuana and 7 percent admitted they were current pot smokers.
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POT QUIZ

Test your knowledge about states that allow airport travelers to bring personal amounts of marijuana, and an old federal law that is now being used to fight legal marijuana businesses.

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