Marijuana Policy Project

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is the number one organization in the U.S. dedicated to legalizing cannabis. We’ve passed 14 medical cannabis laws, and we’ve run winning campaigns and legislative efforts in 11 of the 19 legalization states. No organization in the movement has changed as many cannabis laws, impacted as many patients and consumers, created as many new markets, or done more to end cannabis prohibition in the U.S. than MPP.

Cannabis prohibition has failed.

It’s time for a new approach, and MPP is leading the way. MPP — including its staff, strategic partners, and supporters — is working toward the day when cannabis is legalized for adults and patients across the U.S. While there are many organizations that agree with that ultimate goal, what sets MPP apart is our approach and our track record. Since our founding in 1995, we’ve been making real progress in reforming U.S. cannabis laws by:

  • Advocating for legislation and supporting ballot initiative campaigns to allow seriously ill patients to use medical cannabis with their doctors’ recommendations;
  • Promoting legislation and supporting ballot initiative campaigns to replace cannabis prohibition with a sensible system of regulation;
  • Lobbying in Congress and leveraging state progress to drive sensible federal reform policies;
  • Working for fair cannabis policies that promote inclusion, equity, and justice both in legislation and in the cannabis industry;
  • Garnering widespread media coverage of the need to reform cannabis policies;
  • Building coalitions of supportive individuals and organizations to advocate on behalf of cannabis policy reform;
  • Sponsoring public information campaigns, grassroots activities, and educational initiatives;
  • and much more!