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Missouri Legalizes Medical Marijuana With Passage of Amendment 2


Missouri Legalizes Medical Marijuana With Passage of Amendment 2Voters passed one of the states three medical marijuana ballot initiatives in the Nov. 6 midterm election, making Missouri the 31st state to approve a medical marijuana law. Subscribe November 7, 2018 Melissa Schiller Legislation and regulation Medical News State by State: Missouri Missouri voters approved Amendment 2one of the three medical marijuana ballot initiatives in the statein the midterm election by a 65-34 margin with 95 percent of precincts reporting on Nov. 7, according to Ballotpedia.Thanks to the unflagging efforts of patients and advocates, Missourians who could benefit from medical marijuana will soon be able to use it without fear of being treated like criminals, said Matthew Schweich, deputy director of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), in a public statement. We hope lawmakers will implement the measure efficiently and effectively to ensure qualified patients can gain access to their medicine as soon as possible.Amendment 2 passing is a major win for Missouri patients and the cannabis movement as a whole, added Jeffrey M. Zucker, president and co-founder of Green Lion Partners. Its good to see that having three competing measures didnt sink all of them, as voters definitively identified the best option. It is now on lawmakers to get the will of the voters implemented swiftly so that Missouri patients can find the relief and treatments they desperately need without being criminalized.Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative, is a constitutional amendment, meaning it can only be changed through another public vote. The initiative, sponsored by



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