Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has given approval to an initiative that would legalize cannabis for those 21+.
In addition to legalizing cannabis for those 21 and older, the initiative would legalize medical cannabis for minors; given they have a qualifying condition and receive a recommendation from a physician.
The approval gives advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to put the measure to a vote of the people in the 2018 general election. They must collect 82,000 valid signatures by May of next year to accomplish this.
A similar measure fell just 23 signatures short last year of being on the November ballot.