On January 16, 2019 at the Minnesota State Capitol the MN chapter of a national lobbying group that promotes the continued prohibition of cannabis, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), and the grass roots Cannabis Coalition MN, supporters of full legalization of cannabis for adult use, held back-to-back press conferences.
Mainstream media and on-line news organizations focused their reporting also exclusively on the vocal opposition to the mischaracterizations and untruths of the speakers brought in by SAMMn. New Hughes will bring you the substance of the event.
First up - Sandy Melville. You may remember her from other reports as a Mother that lost her son to a drunken driver that also tested positive for cocaine and cannabis. I feel terrble for her loss. No parent should have to bury their child for any reason. But that does not excuse her blatant, thoughtless characterization - endorsed by SAMMn - of "all" cannbis users are onbly seeking to "get high".
Watch this video - Educating SAMMn - to see what smart, thougtful Minnestans had to say about why they choose to use cannabis,