The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the number one organization in the U.S. dedicated to legalizing cannabis. We've passed 14 medical cannabis laws, and we've run winning campaigns and legislative efforts in 11 of the 19 legalization states. No organization in the movement has changed as many cannabis laws, impacted as many patients and consumers, created as many new markets, or done more to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. than MPP.
Cannabis prohibition has failed.
It's time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. MPP — including its staff, strategic partners, and supporters — is working toward the day when cannabis is legalized for adults and patients across the U.S. While there are many organizations that agree with that ultimate goal, what sets MPP apart is our approach and our track record. Since our founding in 1995, we've been making real progress in reforming U.S. cannabis laws by:
Advocating for legislation and supporting ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical cannabis with their doctors' recommendations;
Promoting legislation and supporting ballot initiative campaigns to replace cannabis prohibition with a sensible system of regulation;
Lobbying in Congress and leveraging state progress to drive sensible federal reform policies;
Working for fair cannabis policies that promote inclusion, equity, and justice both in legislation and in the cannabis industry;
Garnering widespread media coverage of the need to reform cannabis policies;
Building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of cannabis policy reform;
Sponsoring public information campaigns, grassroots activities, and educational initiatives;
We know that real change takes more than good ideas, so MPP is all about getting results — changing policies and laws. Please learn about some of our major accomplishments.
And if you are one of the millions of Americans who agree that it’s time to stop arresting cannabis users, please consider donating to our work. We are making real progress — but we are 100% reliant on donations from people like you to push forward in our work. Still not sure? Read some of the reasons to donate here.
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Our primary goal is to legalize cannabis nationwide, and we believe the most direct path is through the states. We look for the states with the strongest opportunities for success and where we can most effectively impact the national discussion.
Looking forward, MPP is focusing on regulating cannabis like alcohol in Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, and Rhode Island. We're also lobbying for medical cannabis-related bills in state legislatures in Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee and supporting decriminalization measures in several states.
As an organization, we are mindful of the fact that social and criminal justice reform have come to the forefront of the conversation on cannabis legalization. Our work in Illinois and Connecticut included groundbreaking expungement and equity provisions that serve as a model for states as they adopt new policies. Our primary focus is ensuring fairness for those who have suffered most from the war on cannabis.