"Cannabis prohibition is a failed policy, and I think voters recognize that. Polling has consistently shown that a majority of Marylanders support legalizing cannabis for adults," said Olivia Naugle, MPP's senior policy analyst.
"The legalization and regulation of cannabis for adults has generated billions of dollars in tax revenue, funded important services and programs at the state level and created thousands of jobs across the country. Meanwhile, the states that lag behind continue to waste government resources on enforcing archaic cannabis laws that harm far too many Americans," said Toi Hutchinson, MPP's President and CEO.
"It is past time for New Hampshire to stop being an island of prohibition. But it’s important that the bill to replace prohibition actually works," said Karen O'Keefe, MPP's director of state policies.
“In 2022, you can still lose your job, you can still lose your children in a custody battle, you can still be in a situation where you can’t apply for a student loan or sign a lease. There are all kinds of negative consequences for millions of people that today are still living under prohibition," said Toi Hutchinson, MPP's President and CEO.