Mason Tvert

Mason Tvert

Denver tries to curb pot smoking ahead of legalization launch

Not in our streets, not in our sidewalks.” Opponents like Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, argue that at its core, the Robb amendment strips away the rights voted by residents of Colorado to consume cannabis. “Questions on where adults should use ...

Colorado airs 'Drive High, Get DUI' marijuana ads

There are still a lot of questions about whether the 5 nanogram limit is an accurate mark of impairment, said Mason Tvert, spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project. "Too much evidence suggests that it would result in people being unfairly convicted of a DUI when they're actually not ...

John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor, Discourages Other States From Legalizing Pot

Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project and a key backer of Colorado's legalization bill, didn't miss an opportunity to point out the irony of Hickenlooper, a former beer brewer, fretting over the proliferation of potentially harmful substances. "For many ...

Marijuana Advocates Put Up Billboards Near Site Of Super Bowl

“Taking a big hit of marijuana poses far less harm to an adult than taking a big hit from a linebacker or a big shot of vodka,” MPP spokesman Mason Tvert said. “It’s irrational to punish those players who make the choice to use marijuana.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said last week ...

Super Bowl will be surrounded by billboards advocating use of marijuana

“Hopefully it’s going to inspire people to talk to one another about marijuana and particularly its relative harms to alcohol and football,” said Mason Tvert, the director of communications at MPP. This isn’t the first time MPP has tried to steal the NFL’s stage. The group posted a ...

Is marijuana more dangerous than alcohol?

Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington D.C., points to a World Health Organization study on the health and societal consequences of marijuana compared with alcohol, nicotine and opiates. The report found that the risks associated with ...

Key Christian Conservative Admits Medical Marijuana Has Benefits

" But Mason Tvert, communications director of Marijuana Policy Project and key backer of the Colorado amendment that legalized marijuana, disagrees, telling The Huffington Post that Daly's view of marijuana is similar to the old prohibitionists' claims about "demon weed. " "But the devil ...

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper Hates His State's Legal Weed 'Experiment'

The irony that he hates the the end of another drug's prohibition in Colorado was not lost on Marijuana Policy Project's communications director, Mason Tvert. "I doubt Gov. Hickenlooper felt like he was participating in an experiment when he was making a living selling alcohol in a legal ...

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America's next corporate titan?

A few years ago, Mason Tvert wore scruffy T-shirts while urging Colorado college students to back legalisation. After winning that fight with a ballot initiative in the November 2012 general election Tvert became the Marijuana Policy Project's communications director and moved to ...

Colorado Marijuana Law: Jan. 1 First Day Of Recretational Pot Sales

Mason Tvert, an activist who spearheaded the legalization effort in Colorado, believes those concerns are overblown, calling them a “kind of marijuana Y2K bug.” But he also notes that businesses may cap the amounts they sell to serve more customers. Activists like Tvert are trying ...

Denver Police Not Allowed To Work At Pot Shops

“The Denver Police Department and other city leaders continue to make fools of themselves by developing rules without thinking them through,” said Mason Tvert from the Marijuana Policy Project. Tvert says it’s unreasonable and unfair. “There’s absolutely no logical reason why we ...

Smoking Legal Weed On Your Front Porch Poised To Become Illegal In Denver

"When 66 percent of Denver voters approved Amendment 64, they expected marijuana would be treated like alcohol," said Mason Tvert, communications director for Marijuana Policy Project and key backer of Colorado's marijuana legalizing A64. "Yet some council members are continuing to look ...

Activists: “Texas Getting Closer To Legalizing Marijuana”

According to Mason Tvert, with t he Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), investigators are wasting millions of dollars going after casual users. “There is no logical reason why law enforcement officials should be spending their time arresting and prosecuting adults simply for possessing a ...

Colorado becomes world’s first legal, fully regulated market for recreational marijuana as it antici...

“In 2014, the new excise tax is expected to raise $24.1 million,” Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, told the Daily News. “All of that money will go to build new schools.” Tvert said that the state also anticipates that it will see $12 ...

Advocates Eye Legalizing Marijuana In Alaska

But it notes that case is not a “blanket protection for marijuana possession,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project. “In order to have a system where individuals can go to a store, buy an ounce of marijuana, drive home, and enjoy it at home, it is necessary to ...

On 4/20 Day, marijuana activists cite growing acceptance of the drug and set sights on legalization...

“I think most Americans realize that marijuana prohibition in this country is as big a failure as alcohol prohibition was,” Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, a group that helped pass Colorado’s ballot measure, told the Daily News. Tvert says ...

Provocative billboard touting marijuana as being safer than alcohol is vandalized in Portland, Ore.,...

Mason Tvert, the director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the billboard was meant to coincide with Portland’s Beer & Wine Festival, which takes place the weekend of March 30 and 31, and draws thousands of people to the city’s downtown. “Portland is a city where a ...

Oregon, Maine and California targeted for marijuana legalization in 2016

MPP spokesperson Mason Tvert said he believes it failed because the proposed regulatory system was not strong enough, leaving room for improvement, either by the legislature or at the polls. “If such action isn’t taken by the legislature, we are very interested in woking with activists ...

Parts of Colorado's pot legalization strategy exported to other states

Obama: Feds won't arrest marijuana users in Colorado, Washington Just days after guiding a Colorado marijuana-legalization initiative to an unprecedented victory, longtime Denver marijuana activist Mason Tvert scored another win: a new job. Tvert is now the communications director ...

Denver Mayor Visits Amsterdam To Discuss Marijuana Policies

Mason Tvert with the Marijuana Policy Project doesn’t think that people around the world will see Denver as the new Amsterdam. “I think we’re going to soon have a number of states that have passed laws similar to Colorado’s within the next few years we’re likely to have upwards of a ...

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