Smart Approaches to Marijuana

CAPP is the Connecticut affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), an alliance of organizations and individuals dedicated to a health-first approach to marijuana policy.


The mission of SAM is to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.

Join us on our mission to educate CT about the dangers of marijuana.

CT SAM Educational Forum

for CT State Legislators

January 23, 2019

 at 10:00AM

in Room 1A

of the Legislative Office Building

The Projected Costs of
Marijuana Legalization in CT

This report uses data from states like Colorado and figures from CT’s Office of Fiscal Analysis to debunk the myth that taxed marijuana sales will be a boon to the state’s fiscal crisis.

Marijuana Accountability Coalition

Holds OpenPress Event to Release

New Data on the Harms of

Marijuana Commercialization in Colorado


Contact your legislators to share information about the risks of legal recreational marijuana. 


Phone calls are most effective so we created a simple script for you to follow.  

Click here to find the contact information for legislators representing your community.



(Upon calling, you will be connected to the Democrat or Republican phone bank, depending on who you call. Request the office of the specific legislator to be connected to an aide)

Hello, I am your constituent from (town) and a member of (coalition) OR

Hello, I am a prevention professional working for (coalition) in (town), which is represented by (name of legislator).


I am calling today to share with (her/him) important information about the dangers of marijuana.

According to the CDC, kids who abuse or are dependent on MJ are 3x more likely to become addicted to heroin. Also, studies from Colorado show that traffic related deaths increased 48% since legalization. Lastly, it is estimated that costs associated with alcohol in the US are more than 12 times the tax revenues collected, and it is likely the experience with marijuana will be the same. Marijuana would not bring a revenue windfall to our state.

I would like to follow up our conversation with an email so I can provide (name of legislator) with a one-page handout containing additional important facts and sources. What is the best email address to use?

Thank you for your time!

Follow-up Materials:

> CT SAM KNOW Marijuana fact sheet; can be edited to include your coalition's logo and contact info

> One-pager on the relationship between marijuana, opioid pain meds, and heroin by evaluator Archie Swindell 

> The Dollars Don't Make Sense handout on the projected costs of legalization

>Lessons Learned From Marijuana Legalization in Four U.S. States and D.C.  Read More


> Data from your community

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