Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Message from Marijuana Policy Project (MPP)

Here’s a quick snapshot of MPP’s legislative accomplishments in just the past week — and how your donations actually change marijuana laws. Would you please donate today, so that we can maintain this legislative juggernaut?

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Mayor Vincent Gray announced that he will issue final regulations to implement the local D.C. medical marijuana law. As a result, five establishments will soon start selling marijuana to patients within a couple miles of Capitol Hill.

MARYLAND — The Maryland Legislature is about to pass MPP’s bill to remove the threat of conviction for patients who prove in court that their marijuana use was medical in nature. Aides of Gov. Martin O’Malley have said publicly he would sign our bill.

VERMONT — The Vermont Senate passed MPP’s bill to authorize four dispensaries. The bill is highly likely to pass the House and be signed by Gov. Pete Shumlin, who MPP helped elect this past November.

COLORADO — We just drafted a ballot initiative to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Colorado. Assuming we can raise the money that’s needed for the signature drive this year, we’ll place this initiative on the November 2012 ballot.

ARIZONA — The head of the state health department spoke at MPP’s training forums in Tucson and Phoenix for entrepreneurs who are thinking about opening medical marijuana dispensaries in Arizona.

NEW JERSEY — The state health department announced the six organizations that will be growing and selling medical marijuana to patients in New Jersey.

MAINE — Eight dispensaries have received permits to sell marijuana to patients in Maine.

Because of MPP’s dues-paying members, we’re making progress and changing laws. The government spends more money waging the drug war in one hour than MPP spends on its entire agenda in a full year, so ...

... please help us maintain our momentum by donating right now!


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