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MPP NASCAR Ad Pulled

Mason Tvert July 30, 2013

MPP’s video ad that began airing Friday on a jumbotron outside the NASCAR Brickyard 400 was pulled later that afternoon by the media company that owns the video screen. Grazie Media, which had solicited the ad from MPP, approved its content, and accepted payment for it, reportedly came under fire from marijuana prohibitionist organizations such as Save Our Society From…

Illinois Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

Morgan Fox August 1, 2013

Gov. Pat Quinn

In another historic victory for patients, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) just signed MPP’s medical marijuana bill into law. This makes Illinois the 20th state to allow safe and legal access to medical marijuana!

The measure was approved in the Senate (35-21) on May 17 and in the House (61-57) on April 17. It was endorsed by…

Uruguay One Step Closer to Legalizing Marijuana

Jess Remington August 1, 2013

The Uruguayan House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve a bill that would tax and regulate marijuana for adults. The measure will now move to the Senate where, if it passes as expected, will make Uruguay the first country in the world to create a fully legal and regulated marijuana market.

All 50 members of the ruling Broad Front coalition…

MPP Gearing Up for 2016 Nevada Campaign

Jess Remington August 2, 2013

The Marijuana Policy Project is gearing up for a 2016 campaign to tax and regulate marijuana in another Southwestern state, Nevada.

Although a recent poll found that a majority of Nevada residents (54%) support legalizing marijuana for adults and 39% voted in favor of legalization on a 2002 ballot, MPP’s communications director Mason Tvert said that there are several reasons…

Denver DA Makes Ludicrous Claims; Links Medical Marijuana to Murder

Jess Remington August 2, 2013

District Attorney Mitch Morrissey confused by science

At a Denver City Council hearing held on Monday to discuss implementing a 5% marijuana sales tax, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey held the floor to claim that medical marijuana dispensaries are a haven for assaults, robberies, and murder.

“We have had 12 homicides related directly to medical marijuana,” Morrissey told the council…

Investigation of Drug Treatment Centers Finds Widespread Corruption

Jess Remington August 8, 2013

A recent investigation into drug treatment centers in southern California found rampant financial corruption and inflated reporting of patient attendance.

The investigation, conducted by the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN, found that dozens of clinics showed signs of deception and questionable billing practices. The two worst offenders, Able Family and GB Medical Services, were virtually empty storefronts run…

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