MPP has been responsible for most of the 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 in which marijuana possession and personal cultivation is completely legal. 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 six of the ten most recent state medical marijuana laws (in Vermont, Montana, Rhode Island, Michigan, Arizona, and Delaware), the only successful statewide decriminalization initiative (in Massachusetts), and the most recent decriminalization law (in Rhode Island).
Currently, MPP is particularly active in advocating for medical marijuana bills in state legislatures in Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York, while supporting sensible legislation in every state where bills are introduced. MPP is also lobbying in support of legislation to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Vermont and to tax and regulate marijuana in Rhode Island and Maine. 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.