Judge Douses Attempt By Missouri Medical Marijuana Backer to Toss Competing Ballot Question

Judge Douses Attempt By Missouri Medical Marijuana Backer to Toss Competing Ballot Question

A Cole County judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking to knock one of three initiatives to legalize medical marijuana off the November ballot.

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September 5, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY • A Cole County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to knock one of three initiatives to legalize medical marijuana off the November ballot.

Dr. Brad Bradshaw, a Springfield physician and lawyer, filed a lawsuit earlier this month alleging that circulators with New Approach Missouri broke the law when gathering signatures.

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Bradshaw alleged petitions were set out for people to sign, "on multiple occasions" with no circulator present. He also said circulators did not sign petitions in front of notaries, as required by law.

Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce dismissed the lawsuit on Friday.

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