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New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure

New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, Missouri’s medical marijuana measure fell just 23 signatures short of making the November ballot. Now, the same group will hope to have just slightly better luck in the 2018 election. New Approach Missouri announced they would begin their signature collection this month for Initiative Petition 2018-051, which would make Missouri the 29th


Veterans organization supports Neely’s medical cannabis bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations flocked to Jefferson City for their lobby days to advocate for those who have fought in foreign wars. While MAVO noted but did not take sides, on several bills of interest in their itinerary, from issues as wide-ranging as Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription


Neely files new bill to allow medical marijuana for terminal patients

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, re-filed legislation this session that would legalize medical marijuana, a bill similar to one he attempted to pass last year. HB 437 will allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to terminally ill patients and permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the state. “It’s something that we


Medical marijuana proponents cite growing support for legalization

Advocates point to other states to question Missouri’s lack of legalization OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — When the Missouri Association of Counties voted last week to reject a resolution that would condemn the legalization of either recreational marijuana or medical cannabis, multiple opponents of ending the prohibition applauded their stance. Their efforts continue after an initiative petition failed


Medical marijuana IP will not make ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legalization of medical marijuana will not be on the ballot this November. While an official ruling has yet to come down, supporters of New Approach Missouri’s initiative petition case do not sound optimistic about the outcome after Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled in favor of Secretary of State Jason

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Medical cannabis supporters looking to connect with conservatives

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Eapen Thampy, the founder of Heartland Priorities, spoke in front of the Columbia Pachyderm Club Friday. He spoke on a topic that only a decade and a half ago likely would have been taboo for any official party event – legalizing cannabis or marijuana for medical use. Thampy has advocated for drug


Kander approves four of five initiative petitions for November ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander certified four initiative petitions to become ballot issues voted on by the people of Missouri Nov. 8 on Tuesday. Three of the ballot measures are constitutional amendments, and one is a statutory amendment. The statutory amendment would increase tobacco and cigarette taxes to pay for transportation infrastructure improvements,

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New Approach Missouri looks to overturn invalidated signatures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – New Approach Missouri announced that they are roughly 2,200 signatures short on a ballot measure that would legalize medical cannabis in the state on Monday. However, the group plans on fighting to put the initiative petition on the Nov. 8 ballot. “The citizens overwhelmingly want Missouri to be the 26th state to allow

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Initiative petitions come into the home stretch to become ballot measures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At 5 p.m. July 26 a very important deadline will expire for the five initiative petitions that were submitted to Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office May 8. Today marked the final day that local election authorities could turn in their verified signature lists for certification by Kander’s office. Kander and


Winners & Losers from the 2016 Session

Winners Speaker Richardson – This session may ultimately be remembered for voter ID and the year that Todd Richardson took his place as the most powerful leader amongst state Republicans. His leadership team led by Floor Leader Mike Cierpiot struck the perfect tone throughout session. He got to the high ground on ethics reform and