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The Drug Policy Alliance is currently working on marijuana legalization campaigns in New Jersey, New Mexico and New York. Learn more about these campaigns and join us to support marijuana reform.

Over 50,000 patients in the ACMPR, Over 32,000 patients in the MMAR

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Never before has the ground been more fertile for a fundamental shift in our nation's drug policies. See the victories our supporters made possible in 2016.


There are over 770 medical marijuana strains

Promote consumer safety
Marijuana product testing is becoming a standard requirement for legalized marijuana markets. This means consumers are better informed about the marijuana they use.

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Reduce harm
The criminalization of marijuana use disproportionately harms young people and people of color, sponsors massive levels of violence and corruption, and fails to curb youth access.

Why Marijuana Should Be Legal [Ed Rosenthal, Steve Kubby, S

This campaign is dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition in New York. We believe that it is time to stop the ineffective, racially biased, and unjust enforcement of marijuana prohibition and to create a new, well-regulated, and inclusive marijuana industry that is rooted in racial and economic justice.

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Create jobs
Legalizing and regulating marijuana will bring one of the nation's largest cash crops under the rule of law. This will create jobs and economic opportunities in the formal economy instead of the illicit market.

Why marijuana should be legal for adults - CNN

DPA has been advocating at the state legislature for passage of a Constitutional Amendment allowing the possession, use, and sales of marijuana in New Mexico. This will increase tax revenue, generate commerce and support the agricultural economy.

Support for Legal Marijuana Use Up to 60% in U.S.

Save money
Scarce law enforcement resources will be better used to ensure public safety while reducing corrections and court costs. State and local governments would acquire significant new sources of tax revenue from regulating marijuana sales.