State Rep. Stanley Cox says Missouri’s marijuana laws are just fine the way they are


State Rep. Stanley Cox says he wants to improve Missouri’s criminal code, as long as those improvements don’t include more lenient marijuana laws.
Rep. Stan Cox is hard on drugs.

And if there’s anybody who knows how harsh Missouri’s drug laws are, it’s Cox — he was one of the attorneys involved in the case of Jeff Mizanskey, Missouri’s only inmate serving life without parole for marijuana charges.
The Republican from Sedalia is upset that within a 1,000-page bill is a little piece of legislation that would reduce the penalty for possessing less than 35 grams of marijuana for nonviolent, first-time offenders. Under the proposed legislation, the maximum penalty one would receive is a $500 fine. Under current law, offenders face one year in prison.
For a more in-depth look at the evil that is Rep. Cox, click over to the Riverfront Times where Ray Downs has all the details.