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Kevin Sabet

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Dr. Kevin Sabet Wants You to Reconsider Marijuana Legalization

The Dom Giordano Program

Dr. Kevin Sabet, author of Smokescreen, joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss an opinion piece he penned for the Philadelphia Inquirer, arguing against the vote tomorrow in Philadelphia to legalize marijuana. Sabet, a three-time White House Drug Policy Advisor, explains why the industry of marijuana is the next ‘big tobacco,’ and tells about the downfalls of marijuana legalization. Dr. Sabet explains that the addictive nature, the myth that marijuana is not addictive, is enough alone to reconsider the full force push toward legalization. Dr. Kevin Sabet further explains other detriments that would come in conjunction with legalization, and tells the difference between legal marijuana and legal alcohol. (Photo by Getty Images)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Nov 2021

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Episode 6 - Marijuana Commercialization with Dr. Kevin Sabet

Let's Talk

My guest for this episode is my friend and mentor, Dr. Kevin Sabet!  Dr. Sabet is the President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana, which he founded with former Congressman Patrick Kennedy in 2013. He has worked in the Clinton (2000), Bush (2002-2003), and Obama (2009-2011) administrations, and is one of the only drug policy staffers to have ever served as a political appointee in both Democratic and Republican administrations.  Dr. Sabet recently released his second book, Smokescreen, in April, and over the past decade has been featured in just about every major national news outlet and publication for his expertise on marijuana commercialization.


22 Oct 2021

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We kick-off with Dr. Kevin Sabet!

Pathways 2 Prevention

An author, consultant, former advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, assistant professor, and the President and CEO of SAM, Dr. Kevin Sabet joins us simultaneously with the launch of his new book, SmokeScreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn't Want You to Know. 


14 Jun 2021

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Episode #23 High Truths with Dr. Kevin Sabet on Smart Approaches to Marijuana

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction

This episode starts with a game – Fact or Fiction on Medical Marijuana. Test your knowledge and then listen further to learn from Dr. Kevin Sabet whether the “war” or “battle” on marijuana legalization is lost, and what that means. KEVIN A. SABET, PHD Dr. Kevin Sabet is an affiliate of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Medical School at Yale University, and dubbed by NBC News as the “prodigy of drug politics,” author, consultant, and advisor to three U.S. presidential administrations, Kevin A. Sabet, Ph.D., has studied, researched, written about, and implemented drug policy for 25 years. He is currently the President and CEO of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), a non-profit organization he founded with Congressman Patrick Kennedy and David Frum. His latest book, Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know, is distributed by Simon & Schuster. He is the only person appointed by Republican and Democrats to work at the White House drug office,  and he is a columnist for Newsweek. He received his doctorate from Oxford University.


31 May 2021

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118 | Dr. Kevin Sabet: 4/20 Special: America’s Decriminalizing Drugs, What’s Next?

The Realignment

Email us your thoughts about this episode, or any episode, at realignmentpod@gmail.comBuy a book using our bookshop link: https://bookshop.org/shop/therealignmentDr. Kevin Sabet, President and CEO of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and author of Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know, joins The Realignment to reflect on the failures and success of the war on drugs, the effects of recent state decriminalization initiatives, his time as a drug policy official in the Bush and Obama administrations, and why the rise of a “commercialized,” multi billion dollar marijuana industry should be a cause for concern for opponents and of decriminalization/legalization alike.

1hr 15mins

20 Apr 2021

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Kevin Sabet – Episode 44

The Greg Kelly Podcast

Former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Advisor Kevin Sabet joins Greg Kelly to talk about his new book, "Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn't Want You to Know" which is catching fire with pre-orders causing a buzz across the country.Dr. Sabet believes that all marijuana should not be legal. Science shows that the potency of harmful THC has increased astronomically since the days of what Dr. Sabet calls the "Hippie Weed" of the 60's.In this powerful interview, Greg Kelly asks Dr. Sabet the tough questions about marijuana legalization: Would it be safer at lower THC levels? How should the Biden administration police pot? And whether or not Dr. Sabet has tried the ubiquitous drug himself. His answer will surprise you.  Dr. Sabet is currently the president and CEO of SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana), a nonprofit organization he founded with former Representative Patrick Kennedy and David Frum.Follow Greg Kelly on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/gregkellyusaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregkellyusa/ Find out more information at:https://gregkellypodcast.com/

1hr 8mins

12 Apr 2021

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Dr. Kevin Sabet - States are going to regret legalizing marijuana, the terrible toll on youth.

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Dr. Kevin Sabet - States are going to regret legalizing marijuana, the terrible toll on youth. by John Catsimatidis


25 Mar 2021

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Episode 47 - The Nightmare on Kevin Sabet's Street

Marijuana Tomorrow

This week we discuss The Coalition for Cannabis Policy, Education, and Regulation and what role our own Shanita Penny will have advising them as part of their “Center for Excellence.” And then we look at why some prominent members of the Biden administration are walking back their prior support for broader decriminalization of all drugs, and legalization of cannabis.  And finally, we laugh at the absurdity of Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts recent comments about cannabis killing kids.    We’ll be discussing all this and more on the BEST cannabis podcast in the business! As we like to say around here, “Everyone knows what happened in marijuana today, but you need to know what’s happening in Marijuana Tomorrow!” ----more----SHOW NOTES SEGMENT 1 - Kevin Sabet’s Worst Nightmare Has Come True! https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/11/cannabis-coalition-legalized-marijuana-475258 https://norml.org/blog/2021/03/12/big-alcohol-and-big-tobacco-coalition-emerges-to-shape-legalization-in-their-favor/----more----Segment 2: Biden Administration Leaders Walk Back Previous Support for Decrim/Legalization   https://www.marijuanamoment.net/did-kamala-harris-flip-flop-on-marijuana-again-to-adopt-bidens-anti-legalization-position/ https://www.marijuanamoment.net/biden-pick-for-top-justice-department-role-backpedals-on-decriminalizing-drugs/----more----Segment 3 - Nebraska Really Went There https://www.ketv.com/article/ricketts-former-husker-coach-tom-osborne-hold-news-conference-opposing-medical-marijuana-bill/35798181# https://twitter.com/repmarkpocan/status/1370496239305949186

1hr 8mins

18 Mar 2021

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Dr. Kevin Sabet on Smart Approaches to Marijuana and Preventing Another Big Tobacco

Bridge Builder Podcast

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the legalization of recreational marijuana both nationally and the efforts being made right here in Minnesota and the many concerns surrounding its legalization. We speak with Dr. Kevin Sabet is a veteran drug policy advisor, having served in the Clinton, Bush, and Obama White House Administrations. He founded Smart Approaches to Marijuana in 2013, alongside former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Republican pundit David Frum. His book, "Reefer Sanity: Seven Great Myths About Marijuana", was published by Beaufort (Midpoint) in 2013, and was released in its second edition at the end of 2017. He is also the co-editor of Marijuana and Contemporary Health, published by Oxford University Press.In our mailbag segment, we dive into a question about “the common good”. It’s a term often used and perhaps just as often it is misunderstood.And stick around for the bricklayer segment, we discuss how you can make your voice heard both in gratitude and in defense of religious freedom.


17 Jun 2020

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Dr. Kevin Sabet 3-1-20

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Dr. Kevin Sabet 3-1-20 by John Catsimatidis


29 Feb 2020