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. Along with our allies, we aim to pass at least eight more laws to regulate marijuana like alcohol by 2019.
MPP changes state laws through legislatures and through ballot initiatives. Legislatively, MPP and our allies are focusing on Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. MPP is also lobbying for medical marijuana-related bills in state legislatures in Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia and for decriminalization in New Hampshire and Texas.
On the ballot initiatives front, MPP is exploring teaming up with advocates in Michigan for a November 2018 marijuana legalization and regulation initiative, and we expect to play a significant role in two or three medical-marijuana initiatives in 2018.
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.