Marijuana Policy Project

 

“Increase public support for non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies.

Identify and activate supporters of non-punitive, non-coercive marijuana policies.

Change state laws to reduce or eliminate penalties for the medical and non-medical use of marijuana. Gain influence in Congress.”http://www.mpp.org

 

The above four goals that the Marijuana Policy Project list as their mission sums up very well the point many Cannabis policy and law reform advocacy groups make — that  repressive and punishing Cannabis policies are not working. The MPP works on creating and promoting real changes in Cannabis policy and law. Some of the achievements the MPP has made in this area are very useful. A fine example of this is the MPP creating and making available three model bills for proposing legislation to enact; a state medical Cannabis bill, a state Cannabis decriminalization bill, and a state bill to replace cannabis prohibition with a regulatory system.

 

The MPP has a very strong staff of dedicated advocacy experts. Their key staff page reads like a Who’s Who of Cannabis advocacy, and several have been pivotal by writing and working for the passage of  existing legislation that allows medical Cannabis, decriminalized Cannabis, and even the legalization of Cannabis at the state level.

 

The MPP has links to groundbreaking research regarding the medicinal efficacy of Cannabis, and the science to help with creating DUID laws, limits, and testing techniques that make scientific sense. There are also links to the latest news concerning pending Cannabis reform legislation.

 

The MPP’s Top 50 Most Influential Cannabis Users is very interesting and informative. There are some very important people who have consumed Cannabis, and a few that could make a big difference if they chose to be actively advocating cannabis law and policy reform.

 

The MPP has 125,000 members and supporters who share the MPP vision: “MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm.”

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