Every state that legalizes adult-use or medical cannabis brings us one step closer to ending prohibition for all adults across the country. As someone born and raised in Missouri and started my political activism there, I am so proud and pleased that Missouri voters will have the opportunity to vote to legalize medical cannabis this November as three proposals made the ballot, one statuary, and two constitutional measures.

In full disclosure, I played a small part in the early beginnings of the process that eventually culminated into New Approach Missouri’s Amendment 2. I always urge everyone to vote for any proposal that improves the status quo, but I honestly believe that Amendment 2 is the best for patients for a few reasons, but especially because it allows home cultivation, it provides revenue for veteran services, and it’s a constitutional amendment that protects the will of the voters.

The Kansas City Star covered today’s Missouri initiative news:

Jack Cardetti, spokesman for A New Approach Missouri, said he and members of his campaign were “thrilled” that their constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana would appear on the ballot. Their measure would tax medical marijuana sales and direct the funds toward health care for veterans through the Missouri Veterans Commission.

“It’s time to put doctors and patients back in charge of their medical treatment options,” Cardetti said.

 

A sincere thanks to everyone that put in their time, money, and resources to place a medical cannabis measure before Missouri voters. Passage of Amendment 2, or any of the medical proposals on the ballot, will help thousands upon thousands of patients in the Show-me State and will reverberate across state lines as other conservative states see that you can help provide a safe medicine to patients and that the sky won’t fall. If you are a Missouri voter, please vote YES on Amendment 2, and do all that you can to assist the New Approach Missouri campaign. If you are outside of Missouri, you can still help by chipping in a few dollars. State by state, we are making so much progress, let’s keep it up.

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