Missouri has taken the first step toward putting legal marijuana on the 2016 ballot.
As we reported Monday, Show-Me Cannabis planned to file the paperwork this week to put an initiative on the November 2016 ballot. On Thursday, the Secretary of State’s office announced that the group submitted an initiative petition to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow for the sale and use of marijuana.
Dan Viets, chairman of Show-Me Cannabis and a criminal defense lawyer in Columbia, filed the official petition to Secretary of State Jason Kander’s office just two days after the end of a midterm election cycle — when two more states and Washington, D.C., voted to legalize recreational marijuana use.
Missouri voters now have 30 days to comment on the petition, either online, by mail or by phone.
More at the Riverfront Times.