Dallas-Area Families and Leading National Marijuana Policy Group Team Up to Support Congressman Pete Sessions' Stance Against Predatory Marijuana Industry
SAM Action launches Dallas-area billboard in support
National Contact Becky Vance
AM Press Office
Dallas, Texas -- A coalition of Texas families and doctors, alongside leading national marijuana policy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana Action (SAM Action), came out in support of Congressman Pete Sessions' stance against drug legalization.
SAM Action is the 501(c)(4) sister organization of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a non-profit co-founded by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Dr. Kevin A. Sabet, policy advisor to three U.S. administrations.
The campaign features a digital billboard that supports Congressman Sessions' fight to protect his constituents against the predatory tactics of the marijuana industry. The sign, located near his district office on U.S. Highway 75 and paid for by SAM Action, features a local Dallas-area mother expressing her thanks for Sessions' standing up to the marijuana industry. Members of drug prevention group Drug Prevention Resources, based in Irving, TX, issued messages of support for the billboard, shown here:
"The marijuana industry, egged on by a politician from Portland, Oregon who is bankrolled by the pot lobby, has decided to target Congressman Sessions for championing his constituents health and safety," said Kevin A. Sabet, President of SAM Action. "The pot lobby can't stand having someone standing up to their addiction-for-profit tactics. But his constituents know better, and our billboard reflects their gratitude."
"As an adolescent counselor, and more importantly as a mom of small children, I just can't stand by while attempts are made to misrepresent the facts about marijuana," said Amanda Esquivel.
"Science tells us that the adolescent brain isn't completely developed until the mid-20s," said Dr. David Henderson, clinical psychiatrist with Four Stones Collaborative Group. "The use of marijuana can have a detrimental and potentially long-term effect on that development."
The billboard will run all this week in its current location.