Marijuana Policy Project
According to MPP's website, the group:
- "...run[s] ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors’ recommendations"
- "...lobby[s] for legislation and sponsor[s] ballot initiatives to replace marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation."
- "...garner[s] widespread media coverage of the need to change marijuana policies."
- "...build[s] coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of marijuana policy reform."
MPP said that its strategic agenda for 2009 includes:
- Passing medical marijuana bills in Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York.
- Passing medical marijuana dispensary legislation in Rhode Island.
- Building support for medical marijuana legislation in Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, and Massachusetts. MPP reports that it has hired lobbyists in Illinois and Massachusetts, and is starting to organize in Delaware and Iowa, with an eye to passing medical marijuana bills in those states in 2010 and 2011.
- Passing marijuana taxation and regulation legislation in California. See California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010).
- Collecting signatures for a statewide medical marijuana initiative in Arizona. See Arizona Medical Marijuana Question, 2010.
- Passing marijuana decriminalization legislation in Vermont.
- Influencing "the Obama administration to roll back the federal war on medical marijuana".
Rob Kampia, the founder and long-time director of MPP, was suspended from his position in January 2010 for three months related to sexual harassment charges.
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