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 11 of the 15 most recent state medical marijuana laws (in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont) and four of the six most recent decriminalization laws (in Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont).

MPP is devoting significant resources to measures to decriminalize marijuana possession in Delaware, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Texas and either already is or will soon be heavily invested in efforts to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in Alaska, Arizona, California, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. MPP is also particularly active in advocating for medical marijuana bills in state legislatures in Texas and West Virginia. 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.