In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh sits down with Luke Niforatos, Executive Vice President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), to discuss the history of marijuana legalization, its connection to big tobacco and big alcohol, the commercialization of weed and dramatic increase in potency, why the narcotics industry wants you addicted, and what the future of drug legalization looks like and its affects on crime and the American family.
Luke Niforatos serves as the Executive Vice President at SAM, described by the New York Times as the “well-coordinated opposition” to legalization. Luke’s background is in nonprofit community healthcare, having helped manage Federally Qualified Health Centers and worked on health disparities. Prior to joining SAM, Luke was also the Co-Founder of DocBuddy, a healthcare start-up based in Denver, Colorado that he later sold. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Douglas County Public Health Advisory Committee and a member of the Lone Tree Police Advisory committee.