Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Nebraska is a state affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, the nation’s foremost advocate for sensible, research-based, health-first marijuana policy. Founded by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy and former White House drug policy advisor Dr. Kevin Sabet, SAM is a coalition of scientists, educators, policymakers, and concerned citizens determined to stop marijuana from becoming the next Big Tobacco. We believe medical research, not the marijuana industry’s profit margins, should drive marijuana control policy.
SAM is a nonpartisan organization encompassing policymakers and health professionals across the political spectrum. SAM President Dr. Kevin Sabet served Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama as an advisor in the President’s Office of National Drug Control Policy.