Missouri Medical Marijuana Advocates Get Twice the Needed Signatures for Ballot Initiative

Missouri Medical Marijuana Advocates Get Twice the Needed Signatures for Ballot Initiative

A constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana could be on the November ballot in Missouri.

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May 7, 2018

A constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana could be on the November ballot in Missouri.

On Friday, the group A New Approach submitted the signatures needed to place a measure legalizing medical marijuana before voters. The 370,000 signatures are more than twice the number required for a constitutional amendment.

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The proposal would allow doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients at their own discretion. That’s different from a recently passed bill in the Missouri House, which would have limited its use to people with certain conditions such as epilepsy or a terminal illness.

The proposal levies a 4 percent sales tax on medical marijuana, which would partially go to a fund for Missouri veterans’ health costs.

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