Pass It

Over Here

Help us legalize marijuana in 3 easy steps

Step 1

1. Show Up

Marijuana Legalization

Rally & Action Day


February 18, 1:30-4:00

@ The MN State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

St Paul, MN 55155

Or just show up. We'll be in the Rotunda.

 

Step 2

 

2. Be Heard

Let your state legislators know why you support legalization and urge them to do the same. You fill out the postcard, we'll take care of looking up your reps and delivering it to them.

Dear Senator/Representative:

As your constituent, I call on you to support the legalization and responsible regulation of marijuana in Minnesota because

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MRMR WILL LOOK UP YOUR LEGISLATORS BASED ON YOUR ADDRESS & DELIVER THIS POSTCARD TO THEM

*We will only use your address to look up your legislators. You will not be added to a mailing list.

Need help deciding what to write? Here are some talking points to get you started:

criminal

justice

  • Prohibition has disproportionately affected communities of color and put people in the criminal justice system unnecessarily.
     

  • In Minnesota, black people are nearly EIGHT times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than white people, despite similar rates of usage.
     

  • People who have been arrested, charged, or imprisoned for marijuana-related offenses have a harder time securing housing, jobs, loans, and stability for their families.

prohibition fails

  • Prohibition has been a monumental failure. It has wasted billions of dollars in public resources, and has not kept marijuana out of consumers hands, away from children, or improved the safety of our communities.
     

  • Not only has prohibition failed to accomplish any of its purported purposes, it has also created an incredible strain on our law enforcement and criminal justice systems.

economic opporunity

  • Minnesota can use the hundreds of millions in revenue dollars that marijuana taxation will create to fund education, public safety, economic development, transportation, infrastructure, and more.
     

  • The projected revenue from marijuana taxation in MN is estimated to be in excess of $300 million a year.
     

  • The marijuana industry can create thousands of new jobs, including in areas of the state that most need new economic opportunities.

health & safety

  • It is virtually impossible to overdose of marijuana.
     

  • Rates of opioid addiction have plummeted in states that have legalized marijuana. We owe it to our vets, seniors, laborers, and other community members to make available a safe and effective alternative to opioids for pain management.
     

  • Over three million prescriptions were written for opioid drugs in Minnesota in 2017, resulting in 2,037 non-fatal overdoses and 422 overdose deaths.

Step 3

3. Be Informed

Sign up for updates, events & action alerts.

 

Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation is the statewide coalition and campaign working to legalize and regulate marijuana for safe adult recreational use in Minnesota.

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