News » Missouri Proposes Marijuana Legalization

November 8, 2011 by

Marijuana legalization advocates won approval for two ballot measures that would legalize cannabis in Missouri. The secretary of state said that the petitions have been approved and should they receive enough signatures, will appear on the 2012 ballot.

The primary difference in between the two proposal is that one would amend the state constitution to legalize marijuana for people 21 and old. The second would accomplish the same thing, but with a state law instead of constitutional amendment. A $100 per pound tax is included to help boost state revenues.

[source BND]

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10 Responses

  1. A state that regulates marijuana like alcohol would see positive effects in strange places. I think many would predict higher real estate values, explosive small business growth; hell, people may even become **happier**.

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  2. Regardless of how you stand on the marijuana debate we can all agree it should be left up to the states and the federal crackdown is an abuse that states should not have to tolerate.

    Tell your representatives ->

    “[Prohibition] attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation, and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes.” – Abraham Lincoln

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  3. Missouri fuck yea! Living in the south myself legalization often seems like a pipe dream but if Missouri can get it done any state can. Good on ya Missourians! Missourites? Err i’m sorry, [6]

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  4. I have been waiting for this…

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  5. I wonder how the federal government will feel about this…

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