Marijuana Policy Project’s Aaron Houston, Director of Government Relations, is interviewed on Russia Today about the benefits of taxing and regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.
MPP director of California policy Aaron Smith discusses the effort to tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol, and the failure of marijuana prohibition, on NBC. 02/01/2010
www.mpp.org On June 23, 2011, a handful of visionary and courageous Members of Congress, led by Rep. Barney Frank, introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011,” a bill that would treat marijuana the way alcohol is treated under federal law. It would give each state complete freedom to regulate marijuana in the manner it believes is in the best interests of its citizens. If a state wants to make marijuana available to patients, it can. And if it prefers to make marijuana legal for all adults, it can do that, too. Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wasted on marijuana prohibition over the past forty years. And for what? Usage rates don’t change. The price of marijuana doesn’t change. All prohibition has done is ensure that profits have remained underground while marijuana itself has been unregulated and less safe. It is time to tell your representative in Congress to put an end to this massive waste of government resources. States must be set free to experiment with marijuana policy. URGENT: Contact your representative and ask them to support HR 2306 – secure2.convio.net
MPP spokesperson Dan Bernath talks about the efforts to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol in California. 07/09/2009
California Democrats are taking the youth vote into consideration in the 2010 elections due to the presence of Tax Cannabis 2010 on the November ballot, which would tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. 04/21/2010
Would? you rather the government regulate marijuana (as it does alcohol), or would you rather criminals regulate marijuana? Because criminals don’t check ID.