Marijuana Majority is an advocacy group for cannabis reform in the United States led by former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown. It was co-founded upon Brown’s election to the United States Senate in 2006 with the purpose of being “a force for reform that will change the way Americans look at marijuana policy”. The group has campaigned with such themes as public consumption, the legal medical use of the drug, and legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. The group has been vocal in criticism to President George W. Bush on issues of drug crime, drug policy and drug policy policy. They have also criticized other organizations and individuals with similar views: including the Center for New Drug Policy, Americans for Safe Access, and the Marijuana Policy Project.
History Marijuana Majority was founded upon his election to the United States Senate in 2006, with the purpose of being “a force for reform that will change the way Americans look at marijuana policy.” Brown joined the Marijuana Majority in 2007, where he was subsequently elected chairman and cofounder of the group. Since then, he has been heavily involved in the group, serving in an administrative capacity alongside cofounder Jim Borgia. He has also been involved with a number of the group’s campaigns, including the 2007 “Marijuana Majority for All” tour and the 2008 “Marijuana Majority for Seniors” tour.
He resigned from this position in February 2011, although he has maintained his membership in the board of directors, which he cofounded with Borgia in 1996. Additionally, he has served on the board of directors for the Drug Policy Alliance, the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, the Campaign Legal Center, and the Marijuana Policy Project. The latter group, which he also cofounded, is the largest of the groups that are part of the Marijuana Majority coalition.
Marijuana Policy Project In 2001, Scott Brown, who was then a member of the Massachusetts State Senate, became the first openly gay elected official to publicly endorse gay marriage. He became the chairman of the Democratic Party’s Gay and Lesbian Caucus (D-MA) and was instrumental in establishing the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus in 2003. He also became the head of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political