United States Marijuana Party

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Chairman William A. Chengelis-CO (national chairman).,
Sheree Krider-KY.,
Nick Apuzzo-CA.,
Tom Johnson-PA.,
Jeffrey Kabik-MD.
Founded 2002
Ideology Anti-prohibitionism (cannabis),
Civil libertarianism
International affiliation Cannabis political parties
Colors Red, white, blue, green
Website
http://usmjparty.org/
Politics of the United States
Political parties
Elections

The United States Marijuana Party (USMJParty) is a cannabis political party in the United States founded in 2002 by Loretta Nall specifically to end the war on drugs and to legalize cannabis. Their policies also include other socially libertarian positions. Local chapters have been formed in 8 states, and they are affiliated with a number of international cannabis political parties.

Origin[edit]

The United States Marijuana Party was started in 2002 by Loretta Nall from Alabama following her misdemeanor arrest for marijuana possession.[1][2] Nall was the chairperson of the party until she resigned in 2006 to pursue the Libertarian Party of Alabama's nomination for Governor.[3]

Mission statement[edit]

The purpose of the organization is made evident by the mission statement displayed on the party's official website:

2012 presidential election[edit]

On September 18, 2012, the party endorsed Gary Johnson for President in the 2012 presidential election.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calling All Mrs. Robinsons". Fox News Channel. October 24, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "How to attract voters’ attention? Cleavage". MSNBC. October 25, 2006. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  3. ^ Jones, Adam (October 28, 2006). "Candidate talks issues, not good looks". The Tuscaloosa News. The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Mission Statement". United States Marijuana Party. November 19, 2008. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ "US Marijuana Party Endorsement For The Office Of The President of the United States plus Party Expansion". United States Marijuana Party. September 18, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

State chapters[edit]