Organization Announces Plan to Legalize Marijuana in California and Nine More States by 2017

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the U.S.’s largest marijuana policy organization, announced today in a press release that it will support efforts to legalize cannabis in 10 more states by 2017, including California.Marijuana_Policy_Project_logo MPP’s announcement comes one day before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing to discuss state and federal marijuana laws.

MPP plans to work with a coalition of local advocates and leaders in California to pass an initiative that would tax and regulate marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. A Field Poll survey in February found that 54% of those in California support the legalization of cannabis.

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“Marijuana is Safer” Billboard Goes Up in Portland, Oregon

The Marijuana Policy Project has introduced a new billboard they’ve posted in Portland, Oregon, and will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 10:30am to make an official announcement. The billboard points out that marijuana is a safer substance than either beer or wine, linking 12486163-largeonlookers to the site MarijuanaIsSafer.org, which redirects to a factsheet on MPP’s website comparing alcohol with marijuana, pointing out facts such as marijuana has no overdose level.

The billboard will be just blocks away from the city’s annual beer and win festival, which takes place this weekend.

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