Show-Me Cannabis Submits Proposals to Make Legal Marijuana Your Constitutional Right

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The effort to legalize marijuana in Missouri continues as ten different legalization proposals have been sent to the Secretary of State Jason Kander's office and are open for public comment.

But these aren't just changes to laws. They're changes to the Missouri State Constitution, similar to what Colorado has and done so in a way so no buzz-kill state legislator can try to repeal it.

Each proposal was submitted by attorney Dan Viets, chairman of Show-Me Cannabis, who says the aim of each proposal is to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol, but they vary in different ways such as the amount of plants one can grow and how legalization would impact people with criminal records for marijuana offenses.

After public comments end on December 19 and Kander's office writes up the ballot language for the proposals, pro-legalization group Show Me Cannabis Regulation will begin polling Missourians to find out which of the ten proposals has the most support and best chance of passing in 2014.

See also: Meet Jeff Mizanskey, Missouri's Only Inmate Sentenced to Death in Prison for Pot

"If we don't have 60 percent of Missourians, then we will wait another two years when we will definitely have the 60 percent," Viets tells Daily RFT.

But the long-time fighter for marijuana-law reform says that he and other legalization advocates are feeling pretty good about 2014.

Click on the next page to read more about the proposals...


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sweetcookies3333
sweetcookies3333

the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING!!!13


only 20 years behind us Missouri, nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody

if we cannot find a way, we will make one...


AMERICA'S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS!!!33

flysuperman88
flysuperman88

Where's the petition, and where can I sign? Matter of fact, just give me the petition and I'll have all the names needed within the hour. We'll get this legalized today!!!

spyder46rt
spyder46rt

That certain criminal entities have profited hugely from exploration of cannabis does not make the US Rightwing totally bad------just completely complicit  in the con.

panopticsjp
panopticsjp

This is tremendous news!  Let's make this happen, Missouri.  It's time to end our nation's quixotic and divisive war on cannabis.  Predictably, police officials will oppose this effort in order to protect their jobs and financial interests.  However, the people shouldn't be swayed.  By creating a legal market for cannabis, we can generate vital tax revenue for our cash-strapped state and begin the process of dismantling the massive underground drug market that exists in the US and is currently dominated by violent criminal gangs.  We need to stop imprisoning fellow Americans for non-violent drug crimes and liberate cannabis, a plant with proven medical properties that is far safer as a recreational substance than alcohol or cigarettes.     

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

Yes everyone. Forgo your voice in support of ending the draconian practice of locking up harmless weed smokers, spending millions of taxpayers dollars every year to keep them in a cage. That way you can feel a bit more secure working at a job where they would fire you over something so trivial. Sounds like a great plan and in no way should it get you thinking about what kind of assholes you work for.

Pratie Head
Pratie Head

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS ARE "PUBLIC RECORDS," SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE UPON REQUEST. YOUR COMMENT, INCLUDING NAME AND ADDRESS, MAY BE OBTAINED PURSUANT TO A SUNSHINE LAW REQUEST. As quoted on the comment page. Who is going to be the first to lose their job after signing these? I hope I won't hear any news about this.

moonhol
moonhol

Each proposal is somewhat difficult to read over and know the differences between them all. Does anyone know the major differences between each proposal?

Either way I’m so excited! I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime!

Marijuana is better on sooo many levels versus alcohol and look what the probation of alcohol did….

PhilDeBowl
PhilDeBowl

Allow Adults to grow their own,regulate and tax all sales. The only thing that makes a god given herb valuable enough to create violent cartels and corrupt government IS the governments prohibition of it.

panopticsjp
panopticsjp

What?  Are you referring to a question posed in the article?  

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