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Disappointment in Missouri: Medical Marijuana Misses November Ballot by 23 Signatures
Voters in Missouri will not be allowed to decide on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state after a court decision left supporters 23 signatures short of qualifying for the November ballot. On Tuesday, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that the Missouri Secretary of State and local election authorities acted properly when they invalidated hundreds of petition signatures that had been collected by New Approach Missouri, the organization behind the measure. The reason? Supporters collecting signatures used the wrong county’s form so the signatures were declared invalid. “It is with an extremely heavy …
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Missouri Medical Marijuana Backers to Challenge Invalid Signatures in Court
A proposed ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri narrowly missed qualifying for the ballot. On Monday, supporters announced that they will be launching a lawsuit seeking to have some invalidated signatures overturned in the state’s largest district, in the hopes of making the November ballot. “The citizens overwhelmingly want Missouri to be the 26th state to allow state licensed physicians to recommend medical marijuana to patients with debilitating illnesses.” – Jack Cardetti, New Approach Missouri New Approach Missouri, the organization behind the signature drive, were confident they had collected more than enough signatures to …
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Missouri Representative Introduces Measure To Legalize Cannabis For Adult-Use
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — State Representative Chris Kelly (D) introduced a measure Wednesday to regulate cannabis like alcohol in Missouri. “It’s time for a better approach in the ‘Show-Me’ state.” – Chris Lindsay If passed, House Bill 1659 would permit Missouri residents to possess, consume, and cultivate limited amounts of cannabis. Following in the steps of Colorado, the measure would also establish regulations for retail cannabis throughout the state. “By regulating adult use, the state can replace the underground market, …


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