Groups Working to Place Competing Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Measures on Missouri’s 2022 Ballot

Fair Access Missouri and Legal Missouri 2022 plan to put the issue before voters in next year’s election.

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After the COVID-19 pandemic derailed efforts to place an adult-use cannabis legalization initiative on Missouri’s 2020 ballot, at least two groups are working to put the issue before voters in the 2022 election.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Legal Missouri 2022, formerly known as Missourians for a New Approach, the group behind the unsuccessful push to qualify a legalization initiative for the 2020 ballot, plans to file a new ballot question soon, while a separate coalition known as Fair Access Missouri filed multiple versions of its ballot question with the secretary of state’s office last week.

Both ballot questions will need approval from the state’s attorney general, and would then go to a public comment period before the groups behind the efforts could set to work gathering the roughly 171,000 signatures needed to qualify the initiatives for the ballot, according to a KSHB report.

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