The Marijuana Policy Project is working to end marijuana prohibition and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated similarly to alcohol.
"We certainly don’t want to see patients being arrested — that’s the whole point of the voter-approved law." -Jared Moffat, MPP's campaign coordinator
"When marijuana is legal, it doesn’t make sense for convictions to be haunting a person’s employment prospects." -Karen O'Keefe, MPP's director of state policies
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New Mexico could potentially legalize cannabis for adult use in January, 2020!
Nearly all Americans support medical marijuana, two out of three Americans support adult-use legalization, and marijuana policy reform is one of the only issues with bipartisan support. It's past time to replace prohibition with sensible marijuana policies.
"Almost 1.2 million Georgians, about 11% of the state population, now live in a place where, in most cases, they won’t be jailed if found with less than an ounce of pot." clid=IwAR04Mfnz3WJlfYcvle2zajc04dnlIPA6zWLzmVQEmnw45dNLVg2krP8PSbA
Political leaders in the Northeast are realizing it makes sense to coordinate state policies on a regional basis. Though reform was delayed in some states this year, this is an encouraging sign for future progress.
"Allowing adults to gather somewhere socially and consume cannabis in a regulated setting is something that just makes sense to a lot of people." -Karen O'Keefe, MPP's director of state policies
Legislation to legalize cannabis has been introduced in Pennsylvania's legislature! The bill includes provisions for automatic expungement and social equity.
TONIGHT: Watch MPP's deputy director, Matthew Schweich, participate in @LydiaFdn's Good Talks for the Good Life series, speaking in support of medical marijuana. Livestream it here at 8pm ET:
Opioid addiction has become an epidemic for communities across the United States. Using medical marijuana as an alternative could save lives. ana/
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Today marks one year since Canada made history by legalizing adult-use cannabis. It's time for the United States to follow suit and #EndProhibition.
"This year we’re seeing more support, and more votes for marijuana policy reform bills than ever." -Jared Moffat, MPP's campaign coordinator bition-state/
@BetoORourke is the first candidate to bring up marijuana policy reform during tonight's #DemDebate in response to a question about addressing the opioid epidemic.
What cannabis-related questions would you want to hear the presidential candidates answer during tonight's #DemDebate? @CNN @nytimes
This is an issue that needs to be addressed in tonight's #DemDebate. We need to hear solutions. @CNN @nytimes
RT @Cannabis_Voter: We have power. Let's use it. Tell your lawmakers you're a cannabis voter.
Marijuana prohibition has failed. It costs taxpayers billions, prevents police from focusing on real crimes, does not keep marijuana out of the hands of minors and has not improved public health or safety. It's time to replace prohibition with a system of regulation.
Exciting to see Mexico moving closer to cannabis legalization! Our federal lawmakers should follow suit.
Marijuana is safer than _______. (comment below!)
Check out where momentum to legalize cannabis is picking up around the world!
Most Americans agree that our current marijuana laws aren’t working. Public opinion has shifted in favor of legalization because the fearful predictions made by opponents simply have not materialized. It’s time to end prohibition.
Another prohibitionist argument debunked by data.
Cannabis legalization — creating jobs instead of arrest records.
"This new arrest data is a stark reminder that cannabis prohibition is far from over." -Steve Hawkins, MPP's executive director
Reducing opioid prescriptions is one way of combatting the opioid crisis, and medical marijuana is proving to be a very useful and increasingly common alternative.
MPP's deputy director, Matt Schweich, will be in Nebraska on Oct. 17 to speak about legalizing medical marijuana with @LydiaFdn. A ballot initiative campaign is currently working to put a medical marijuana question on Nebraska's 2020 ballot.
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"The chances of the SAFE Banking Act being signed into law by the end of the term are better than 50/50." -Don Murphy, MPP's director of federal policies
Could your state legalize cannabis in 2020?
"Despite opponents’ fears that ending prohibition for adults would pave the way to more teens accessing and consuming marijuana, those concerns are not supported by data."
Instead of spending billions on enforcing prohibition, the United States could be creating jobs and generating billions in tax revenue.
RT @CLSHoldingsUSA: Wondering which states have legalized cannabis? Did you know the Marijuana Policy Project created an interactive map hi…
Professional athletes are prone to injury and, consequently, are often prescribed opioid medications. They, like every other American, should be able to use marijuana for pain treatment.
"Consumers who choose to responsibly consume cannabis deserve to know that the products that they are using are tested and safe. This is only possible through legal and regulated markets." -Steve Hawkins, MPP's executive director
State lawmakers should listen to the will of Virginians and support cannabis legalization legislation.
Indiana's largest county will no longer pursue simple marijuana possession cases!
Check out MPP's latest blog — "Room for Improvement on the Soap Box" @TulsiGabbard @JulianCastro @PeteButtigieg @Hickenlooper @CNN @ABC @DMRegister
Great news! "Michigan cannabis regulators more than doubled the number of communities eligible for social equity assistance, which will mean reduced application fees for potentially dozens of additional recreational marijuana business applicants." gN4Mtbf39vq6Le2gMpbyYy6vm9ChhetoBTeHJTxZ5F9gkc
There are many reasons to support ending prohibition, but as the new FBI report illustrates, arresting cannabis offenders prevents police from focusing on real crime. Cannabis arrests in 2018 outnumbered arrests for aggravated assault, arson, fraud and sex offenses, among others.
Despite cannabis being decriminalized in over half of the country, a growing number of states enacting laws to legalize adult-use and medical cannabis, and the reality that two-thirds of Americans support legalization, cannabis arrests continue to rise.
@Eaze's new program aims to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented entrepreneurs — specifically people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and those who has been negatively affected by the war on cannabis!
Check out MPP's blog post! "Artful Dodgers: How the Candidates and Moderators Failed to Address Cannabis Policy at Another Debate"
MPP believes that banning regulated and tested products is a short-sighted and harmful approach that will drive a significant number of consumers to illicit products, where the health concerns actually originate. Learn more here:
NEW: MPP's report on cannabis vaping examines current state-level regulatory controls on vaping products and provides recommendations that can be implemented to further protect cannabis consumers. Read the full report here:
"Virtually every legislature in the country is taking a close look at its marijuana policies, and many have adopted significant reforms in 2019." -Karen O'Keefe, MPP's director of state policies
Prohibition brings devastating and unjustifiable human and economic costs. It also forces marijuana sales into the illicit market, where it is impossible to control them. It's past time to #EndProhibition.
Research on marijuana has been repeatedly impeded at the federal level. It's past time to allow research to proceed. /?fbclid=IwAR0BplroMbZZwJUuQA4Is0rYEYNMNtYtpO_foeQRWE9UY4UJZ5cvkPZ4EPM
"A majority (between 65 and 70 percent) of Pennsylvanians approved of the legalization of cannabis for adult use." lid=IwAR2uLPn5JazF1megQIYKySjQwTTX9LQkZk_9Y6bQ4lXrWxZHd6IBvmI5Ox8
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