Marijuana Policy Project



  2. Increase public support for non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies.
  3. Identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies.
  4. Change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for the medical and non-medical use of marijuana.
  5. Gain influence in Congress.

(as approved by the board on December 1, 2008)

MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm.

In Congress:

MPP is leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to end federal marijuana prohibition and allow states to replace it with a system of sensible regulation and control. For more information on our past and present work, visit our Federal Policy page and take action to support our work.

MPP also works for sensible marijuana policies at the state level, and our grassroots and lobbying campaigns have changed several laws. MPP provided the bulk of the funding, staff, and expertise to the 2012 Colorado initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older — which made the state the first place in history to legalize marijuana for adults and regulate it like alcohol — and the successful 2014 campaign to legalize and regulate marijuana in Alaska. Along with our allies, we aim to pass at least 12 more laws to regulate marijuana like alcohol by 2019.

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