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.

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


Tell Congress:

 NO taxpayer

Bailout for Big Pot!

Tucked in to the COVID-19 aid bill recently passed by the US House of Representatives is the "SAFE Banking Act (also known as the VAPE Banking Act), which is a massive giveaway to Big Pot that would allow the marijuana industry access to the country's financial system and billions in institutional investment. 


We know this desperate attempt to pass the VAPE Banking Act has almost zero chance of surviving in the Senate, but we must raise the alarm and let everyone know how the pot industry is trying to co-opt this crisis to its own gain.


Please share this video far and wide through your social media channels using the hashtag "#NotEssential". 


Please send an urgent message to your senators telling them



> Phone call script for contacting CT legislators

> 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


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