Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) evaluates the positions of 18 candidates—15 Republicans and 3 Democrats—on their support of an evidence-based marijuana policy:
- Opposition to marijuana legalization for recreational purposes
- Support of prevention, intervention, and treatment for marijuana use
- Regulated, FDA-approved approach to the legitimate medical use of marijuana components
Some candidates are still formulating a position (e.g., John Kasich). SAM will be sending a questionnaire to the candidates to clarify their stance.
Read SAM’s Scorecard of 2016 Presidential Candidates here.