Minnesotans for Compassionate Care (MCC) is a coalition of organizations, medical professionals, patients, and concerned citizens working to protect people with serious illnesses from arrest and imprisonment for using medical marijuana with their physicians' advice.


  The Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland is a coalition of more than two dozen organizations working to improve marijuana policies in Maryland, including by replacing marijuana prohibition with a system that regulates the product similarly to alcohol.


The Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana is a coalition of Vermont organizations and individuals who believe it is time to end the prohibition of marijuana in Vermont.


  Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is a coalition of organizations and individuals that is working to: 1) establish a compassionate medical marijuana program; 2) replace criminal penalties for marijuana possession with a civil fine; and 3) legalize the market for marijuana for adults 21 and, similarly to alcohol.


MPP fights against mandatory minimum sentences for marijuana crimes. Mandatory minimum sentences — which take sentencing power out of the hands of judges — have caused the number of drug offenders in federal prison to explode from 25% of the total inmate population in 1981 to 60% in 2001.


  Taxing and regulating marijuana would produce combined savings and tax revenues of between $10 billion and $14 billion per year, according to a report funded by the MPP grants program and endorsed by 500 distinguished economists, including Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Milton Friedman.


Past Campaigns

MPP's campaign committee, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Alaska, led the successful effort to pass Ballot Measure 2, which legalizes and regulates marijuana for adults 21 years of age or older. See the campaign page.
MPP played the leading role in drafting, funding, and staffing the historic 2012 Amendment 64 initiative in Colorado — which made the state the first place in history to legalize marijuana for adults and regulate it like alcohol. See the campaign page.
MPP's CA Voter Education Project believes it's time to tax and regulate marijuana for adults. Watch our campaign PSA and share with others.
War on Drug Czar MPP has pursued various legal complaints against the White House drug czar's office. See the campaign page.
MPP is airing provocative radio ads on major stations around the country,educating Americans about the need to end marijuana prohibition. See the campaign page.
MPP's Arizona campaign committee, the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project, led the successful effort to pass a medical marijuana ballot initiative in Arizona in November 2010.
  MPP's Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care successfully passed a ballot initiative in Michigan in November 2008, protecting medical marijuana patients from arrest and jail.
Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy MPP's campaign committee, the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy, passed a ballot initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Massachusetts in November 2008.
NV: Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana MPP's Committee to Control and Regulate Marijuana won 44% of the vote for an initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Nevada in November 2006.
Regulate Marijuana in Alaska Although this initiative to remove all penalties for marijuana use by adults aged 21 and older lost 44-56, it was the all-time biggest vote for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the country.




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