State Policy

MPP has been responsible for most of the major state-level marijuana policy reforms enacted in the past decade. MPP played a lead role in drafting the historic 2012 Amendment 64 initiative in Colorado, which made the state the first place in history to legalize marijuana possession and personal cultivation. MPP also provided most of the financial support for the campaign and helped coordinate the day-to-day operations. MPP and the campaign committees it funded also led successful efforts to pass nine of the 13 most recent state medical marijuana laws (in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and four of the five most recent decriminalization laws (in Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

Currently, MPP is particularly active in advocating for medical marijuana bills in state legislatures in Minnesota, New York, and West Virginia, while supporting sensible legislation in every state where bills are introduced. MPP will also be devoting significant resources to measures to decriminalize marijuana possession in Delaware, Illinois, and New Hampshire and to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. In addition, MPP monitors and analyzes all marijuana-related bills in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Use the links below to choose your state, to learn about current marijuana-related legislation or initiatives in your state, or to contact your state legislators. Also, we invite you to review MPP's state-by-state guide to medical marijuana laws and MPP's model state medical marijuana legislation.