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Legal Weed in Missouri Is One Step Closer to Your 2014 Ballot


Here is the official language for the petitions (and possibly the ballot):

The official ballot title for six of the initiative petitions, 2014-080, 2014-081, 2014-088, 2014-089, 2014-090 and 2014-092, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

-allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;
-permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;
-change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; -and allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $142 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

The official ballot title for another five of the initiative petitions, 2014-082, 2014-083, 2014-084, 2014-085 and 2014-086, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

-allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;
-permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;
-change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; -and allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $217 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

The official ballot title for the other two of the initiative petitions, 2014-087 and 2014-091, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

-allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;
-permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;
-change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses; and
-allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $142 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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