Ballot Measure on Legal Marijuana in Doubt

Marijuana

The effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri is in doubt. According to unofficial totals for the initiative, which was set to be on the November ballot, it is short the number of signatures it needs in two of the six congressional districts. Legal Missouri 2020, who sponsored the ballot measure with a $5.9 million campaign effort, was unwilling to admit defeat, yet. A final determination will be made by Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on August 9 on whether the petition has the needed signatures. Roughly 400,000 signatures were submitted for the measure to legalize adult use of marijuana and expunge most nonviolent post-cannabis offenses.

July 29, 2022 - 12:02pm
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