SAM-VT is a statewide coalition of Vermonters who are parents, grandparents, youth, young adults, senior citizens and other concerned adults.  We represent diverse backgrounds including drug & alcohol prevention, youth services, education, law enforcement, mental health and business leaders.  We agree that marijuana legalization poses a threat to Vermont’s health, economy, youth, education, highway safety and work force.


Promoting conversation / legislative policies about marijuana that recognizes:

➢ Science-based evidence.
➢ Mental health consequences and addiction are real.
 Age limits do not prevent underage use.
➢ Reduction of use by all Vermonters is imperative.
➢ Taxation revenue never compensates for the costs of substance use.

Smart Approches to Marijuana Affiliate 

We are SAM. Smart Approaches to Marijuana. We are professionals working in mental health and public health. We are bipartisan. We are medical doctors, lawmakers, treatment providers, preventionists, teachers, law enforcement officers and others who seek a middle road between incarceration and legalization. Our commonsense, third-way approach to marijuana policy is based on reputable science and sound principles of public health and safety.