In large part due to the efforts of Show-Me Cannabis, a non-profit, pro-legalization reform group working out of Missouri, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen recently voted 22-3 in favor of a measure to deprioritize marijuana possession. Now the group is taking aim at another major Missouri city – Kansas City. The organization is calling upon its widespread base of supporters to contact elected officials in the city, namely the city council and mayor, urging them to support decriminalizing the possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.
If the city council doesn’t act in a timely fashion, Show-Me Cannabis is considering, and likely will run a local initiative to put the issue to a vote of the city’s residents in 2014. The group, however, would prefer city officials to take action themselves.
According to a recent poll, 54% in Missouri support the outright legalization of marijuana for adults.