MPP is leading the effort in Washington, D.C. to pass federal medical marijuana legislation, as well as to replace marijuana prohibition with a system of sensible regulation and control. For more information on our past and present work, visit our Federal Policy page, and take action to support our work.
In Your State
MPP also works for sensible marijuana policies at the state level, and our grassroots and lobbying campaigns have changed several laws. MPP was the driving force behind the following ballot initiatives to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adults 21 and older: Colorado in 2012; Alaska in 2014; and Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada in 2016. MPP also assisted on the California campaign in 2016. MPP’s team spearheaded the campaign that resulted in Vermont becoming the first state to legalize marijuana legislatively in 2018. Along with our allies, we aim to pass at least seven more laws to regulate marijuana like alcohol by 2019.
Legislatively, MPP and our allies are focusing on regulating marijuana like alcohol in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont (where the legalization law applies only to possession and cultivation). MPP is also lobbying for medical marijuana-related bills in state legislatures in Kentucky and South Carolina and is supporting decriminalization measures in several states.
On the ballot initiatives front, MPP has teamed up with advocates in Michigan for a November 2018 marijuana legalization and regulation initiative, and we are playing a significant role in Utah’s 2018 medical marijuana initiative, while supporting medical marijuana ballot measures in Oklahoma and Missouri.
In addition, MPP monitors and analyzes all marijuana-related bills in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Visit our State Policy page to choose your state, to learn about current marijuana-related legislation 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 legislation.