Marijuana Policy Project Announces the Election of New Chair to Board of Directors


<![CDATA[Washington, D.C. — PRESS RELEASE — The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), has announced the election of Sal Pace to serve as Chair to the Board of Directors. "We’re very excited to have Sal as our new chair,” said MPP Executive Director Steve Hawkins. “Sal is a recognized leader in the cannabis reform arena having used his platform as an elected official to advance common sense reforms. With tremendous passion and an in-depth knowledge of cannabis policy issues, he is an excellent choice to lead our board." Pace has held elected office as a county commissioner in Pueblo County, Colo., and as a Colorado State Representative, during which time he served as House Minority Leader. Pace is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most knowledgeable former elected officials on the subject of marijuana policy."Sal Pace has brought a pioneering effort both in the Colorado cannabis program and his leadership nationally. I count Sal as a valuable and essential ally in my work for cannabis reform," said U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), co-chair and founder of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus.During his time in the General Assembly, Pace played a leading role in developing Colorado’s medical marijuana model, earning him recognition as the “face of regulation” from local news media. He served on several policy and legislative interim committees focused on cannabis, and he founded a national organization of local elected officials, Leaders For Reform, in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rescission of the Cole memo."Ending marijuana prohibition in the U.S. is the most effective way to address social justice issues,” said Pace. “Even with all of MPPs successes to date changing laws across the country, 600,000 people are still arrested annually, and 40,000 are behind bars because of marijuana charges. As MPP chair, we aren’t just focused…

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