By Hugh McQuaid
HARTFORD, Conn. – A national anti-marijuana organization put down roots in Connecticut Monday and warned that legalization efforts are poised to create a public health crisis in the form of the “next Big Tobacco.”
At a Hartford press conference, Connecticut Association of Prevention Practitioners announced it would be partnering with Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a national group co-founded by former Rhode Island congressman Patrick Kennedy and Kevin Sabet, a former White House policy advisor.
Sabet said that the marijuana movement that has led to the drug’s legal recreational use in the states of Colorado and Washington is being driven by money and not from a “mom and pop” marijuana industry. He said it is “multimillion dollar, multinational conglomerate.”
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