"Change doesn’t come from Washington, but to Washington. States are sending a clear message to the federal government that their constituencies want to see cannabis legalization," said Steve Hawkins, MPP's executive director.
"Most lawmakers are going to respond for their constituents. That’s why the work [we do] around changing laws at the state level is really part and parcel of how we will win at the federal level. Every state that passes adult use means you’re going to gain members of Congress, you’re going to gain two U.S. senators. Even if they don’t become champions, they’re not going to vote no for something their constituents have come to embrace," said Steven Hawkins, MPP's executive director.
"I would be surprised to see law enforcement spend their resources on that. It’s easier to catch a California plate moving into South Dakota. But given the amount of people already traveling from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, I don’t think crackdowns would be feasible," said Matthew Schweich, MPP's deputy director.