Who We Are
Sensible CNMI is a growing coalition of citizens and organizations working to develop and promote thoughtful legislation designed to allow for controlling, regulating, and taxing marijuana and industrial hemp, while protecting children, keeping our communities safer, and improving the overall quality of life for everyone.
It is our mission to empower the people of the Mariana Isl. to advocate for marijuana law reforms, by providing educational resources and a platform for dialogue.
We envision a caring and progressive CNMI community in which our drug policies are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights.
Why the CNMI should transition to a regulation and taxation model for marijuana?
Let’s Pass SB 19-106, the Commonwealth Marijuana Regulation Act (CMRA) in order to:
- To ensure safe and legal access to medical cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research.
- To better protect children and prohibit the possession or sale of marijuana to minors.
- To capture a new revenue stream that will provide funding to support drug treatment and prevention services, school infrastructure projects, the Commonwealth Retirement Fund, and the General Fund.
- To allow law enforcement to focus on serious and violent crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and burglary.
- To enhance our local tourism industry by attracting visitors from Guam, Asia, and across the world.
- To create jobs and boost our local economies through the production, processing, and retail sales of marijuana and industrial hemp products.
- To provide responsible adults with a safer alternative to alcohol, prescription drugs, and other addictive and dangerous substances.
- To end the criminalization and stigmatization of our citizens that result from arrests, termination from employment, and reduced opportunities for employment.
- To save taxpayer dollars that are currently spent on arresting, processing, incarcerating, punishing, and monitoring law abiding citizens for engaging in an activity that does not harm anyone.
- To take control of the laws that govern our lands and reduce the negative impacts of misguided federal policies enforced in the CNMI.
- To preserve and strengthen our island culture by providing tools and resources for families dealing with addiction.
We deeply appreciate all of the contributions made to this movement by