Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Being Filed this Week in Missouri

The nonprofit organizationmissouri Show-Me Cannabis plans to file paperwork this week for a ballot initiative that would ask Missouri voters whether or not they want to legalize the possess, use and sale of recreational cannabis. The group, which will file the petition with the Secretary of State’s Office, is aiming to put the initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

According to John Payne, executive director of Show-Me Cannabis, the initiative will be a constitutional amendment, legalizing cannabis possession and sales, while also allowing those with non-violent cannabis possession charges to have them expunged from their records.

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Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Filed

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org

Activists with Show-Me Cannabis Reform have been crisscrossing Missouri to lay the groundwork for marijuana legalization, and now, they’ve taken the next step. show-me-cannabis-regulation-missouri-smcrColumbia-based attorney Dan Viets, the group’s chairman Wednesday filed a series of initiatives that would legalize marijuana via a constitutional amendment.

The initiatives are all variations on a theme; all would legalize marijuana for persons 21 and over, but vary on the number of plants allowed to be grown, whether convictions of previous offenders should be expunged, and how to regulate advertising. Show-Me Cannabis Reform will do polling to see which has the most support among Missourians.

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