Meet Scott Chipman – Founder of ‘Citizens Against the Legalization of Marijuana’

The Intense Marijuana Opponent Joined TNMNews for an Interview

The Citizens Against the Legalization of Marijuana or CALM founder, Scott Chipman, joined TNMNews for an interview to express his stance on the cannabis legalization movement. He defends cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption before the consumption of marijuana. He is certain that marijuana is addictive and that it is a gateway drug. Residing in California has been a particular challenge for Mr. Chipman considering the strong advocacy for marijuana legalization in the state. Here, take a listen to the interview.

Scott Chipman is also a very large supporter of Attorney General Jeff Sessions who is the most influential opponent to marijuana legalization in the country. Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo which advised U.S. attorneys around the country to show restraint in prosecuting state legal marijuana businesses.

Sessions is backed by a minority of Americans who view cannabis as a “gateway” drug that drives social problems, such as the recent rise in opioid addiction.

“We love Jeff Sessions’s position on marijuana because he is thinking about it clearly,” said Scott Chipman, Southern California chairman for Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana.

He dismissed the idea of recreational drug use. “’Recreational’ is a bike ride, a swim, going to the beach,” he said. “Using a drug to put your brain in an altered state is not recreation. That is self-destructive behavior and escapism.”

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Scott Chipman has battled with the California delivery service EAZE and argued vehemently to stop Desert Springs from becoming a marijuana mecca in California back in 2016.

The Take Back America Campaign (TBAC), and Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) have filed formal complaints with the US Attorney, DEA and Attorney General Kamala Harris regarding Desert Hot Springs actions and intentions to become a Mecca for marijuana.

Scott Chipman of CALM says, “Public health and safety is the most important responsibility of all elected officials. Aside from the fact that marijuana is a dangerous drug in its own right, almost all of the 129 Americans who die every day started their drug journey with pot. Nothing inflicts more death, destruction or economic cost on this nation.”

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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  1. Leagalizing marijuana is a BENEFIT TO HUMANS AND FIGHTING OVER 700 DISEASES, it helps with chronic pain and suffering from a wide range of problems. How can you be against God and Mother earth.
    Smoke a joint the next time you have a headache and see the benefits.

  2. Thank you for taking a stand against legalizing Marajuana. Unfortunately those who use it for recreational use have disrespected the laws and use the medicinal use card as a way out for their justification or personnel party card. On the other hand those who truly have a severe desease or real medical need and find real benefits have been over shadowed by the recreational users party benefits. I like you believe this will not benefit the state tax coffers, but put a strain on our medical system, traffic accidents and fatalities, encourage MJ users to try the next level of high and their gateway to the next harsher drug for their next high. The criminal activity still associated with this is ridiculous. And as you know the THC content in MJ can’t be meadured, which means users don’t know how stoned they will become and continue to make unrseasionable decisions to drive or make unconscious decisions. Stoned women will leave themselves vulnerable and on and on.

    1. Wow! They can’t measure how much THC is in marijuana? This statement alone makes you appear to be very ignorant and uninformed. You should know that the legal dispensaries are required to state the THC and CBD content of all strains of marijuana they sell. In addition, growers have been able to produce strains that are indica, sativa, or a hybrid of both types. Indica strains help with pain, insomnia, appetite, and seizures. They can now produce strains that can help people with hundreds of ailments currently being treated by drugs from the pharmesutical industry. The pharmesutical industry has no desire or reason to see marijuana be even legal and people like you are helping them in their cause. If marijuana became legal across the board in the United States we would see people throwing away their prescriptions (that have tons of horrible side effects) for a God given drug (marijuana) that can provide relief without those side effects. Did you know that marijuana is much safer then alcohol or tobacco but I don’t see anyone pushing for an end to those killers. Do yourself and everyone else a favor. Educate yourself on marijuana and get the facts because when you make a public post as you did that is filled with inaccuracies you are only fueling the cause to keep us bound to alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Thank you!

    2. Hey next time you come out and comment on a topic you obviously don’t have any education on, or know the slightest bit about. Do us all including, yourself, and more importantly your family a real big favor and just stop before you start.
      It’s so appearant to the world your a troll, a moron, or working for “the elite”, which makes you both of those things.
      The world knows the benefits far outweigh the risk. So just enough already. It’s common sense that the risk’s involved are extremely low when a natural grown remedy aND medicine is used in place of man Made modern medicine.
      This amazing plant when used correctly can be the key to all illness. It could be and I believe is what will save my mother, my gaurdian angel. From the awful tumor and cancer she so wrongly was given to endure. I know it is, so I’ll fight.
      Educate yourself, please!!! People like you are only helping and aiding to more death of loved ones millions around the world. So if you have any type of conscience or heart. Then next time before you come out with such ridiculous and untrue argument that are straight bullsh. You just remember to count yourself as another murderer that should be put behind bars and be given the cancer. So then you’ll get the seriousness of what destruction you’r really causing.

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