Marijuana Policy Project
|Marijuana Policy Project|
According to MPP's website, the group's mission is to:
- "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."
They "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."
The Marijuana Policy Project was founded in 1995, with the goal of reducing penalties for marijuana growing, use and sales. They also advocated for medical marijuana legality. As of 2013, 20 states now have medical marijuana laws on the books. Prior to MPP's inception, no states had legal medical marijuana.
Rob Kampia is the Executive Director of the MPP. They also have an advisory board made up of several high profile celebrities including, Adam Carolla, Bill Maher, Jack Black, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Ventura and Tommy Chong.
The Marijuana Policy Project lists their strategic plan for 2013 on their website. The plan is subject to change. An abbreviated list appears below:
- Decriminalize marijuana in Vermont
- Legalize medical marijuana in Illinois and New Hampshire
- Build support for medical marijuana in the state legislature in Rhode Island
- Place an initiative to regulate marijuana on the ballot in Alaska
- Build support for legalization in California, Maine and Oregon
- Build support for medical marijuana in Congress
- Build support for ending marijuana prohibition in Congress
As of December 12, 2013, there was no 2014 election cycle information available.
The Marijuana Policy Project spent $31,220 in total contributions in the 2012 election cycle. The breakdown is as follows:
- $24,620 in contributions to candidates
- $3,500 in contributions to leadership PACs
- $2,500 in contributions to 527 committees
- $2,500 in contributions to outside spending groups
- $-1,900 in contributions to parties
|Top 11 largest Marijuana Policy Project expenditures in 2012|
|David Brinkley for Congress (527)||$2,500|
|House Majority PAC||$2,500|
|Solidarity PAC (Leadership)||$2,500|
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|Voting on Marijuana|
|Not on ballot|
- Marijuana activist gets $30k from national group
- National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
- Marijuana ballot measures
- Drug Policy Alliance Network
- NBC San Diego, "The Marijuana Lobby: All Grown Up", April 23, 2010
- MpP.org, "Our Mission and Vision", accessed December 12, 2013
- mpp.org, "Our history", accessed December 12, 2013
- mpp.org, "Staff", accessed December 12, 2013
- mpp.org, "Advisory board", accessed December 12, 2013
- mpp.org, "Strategic plan", accessed December 12, 2013
- OpenSecrets.org, "2012 election cycle", accessed December 12, 2013