Missouri Issues First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

The Missouri state regulator for medical marijuana issued its first licenses to successful applicants seeking to open up a dispensary, amid concerns about the process for assessing applications. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is required to award licenses for at least 192 medical marijuana dispensaries – [...]

2020-02-19T10:17:00-07:00February 11, 2020|

Missouri Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A Missouri House committee unanimously voted on Thursday to approve legislation that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. All seven members of the House Special Committee on Criminal Justice voted in favor of the bill, which would change the classification of possessing less than 36 grams of cannabis [...]

2019-04-16T02:03:14-07:00April 17, 2019|

Marijuana Legalization Bills Already In Motion In Five Red States

When political candidates propose new platform ideas and win, other politicians notice, and in the wake of Democratic victories in 2018 by candidates backing marijuana reform, legalization bills are appearing in red state legislatures. One sign of a recent significant shift toward nationwide marijuana law reform is that last November, [...]

2019-01-21T03:30:51-07:00January 16, 2019|

Marijuana Laws Relaxed By Voters In Three More States

On Tuesday, November 6, voters in three states approved legalization measures. In one state, North Dakota, a recreational legalization measure failed. Michigan Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, which was supported by a group called the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. Under the new law, those 21 years old and older [...]

2018-12-13T01:50:25-07:00November 13, 2018|

Which States Are Likely to Legalize Marijuana in 2018

This November, four more states may become legal. Two states have ballot measures that if approved will make adult use legal: North Dakota and Michigan. Two other states—Missouri and Utah—have medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot. North Dakota In North Dakota, a grassroots group, Legalize ND, has gathered enough signatures [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:32-07:00September 10, 2018|

Missouri House Votes for Legal Marijuana

In Missouri, ballot initiatives for the legalization of marijuana appear likely to reach voters in November. Two of them are The Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative, a proposed constitutional amendment, and the Missouri Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative. According to Ballotopedia, New Approach Missouri, a group supporting the latter [...]

2018-09-19T07:03:55-07:00June 1, 2018|

24 States Considering Legalization This Year

More than 20 states could vote to legalize marijuana in November, according to recent news reports. That means 2016 could be the biggest year yet for cannabis reform. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that elections officials in 19 states have already received petitions to legalize the drug for recreation or [...]

2018-09-12T10:59:51-07:00February 28, 2016|

Medical Examiner: Michael Brown Had THC in His System

Police in Missouri are raising allegations of marijuana use to disparage Michael Brown, the unarmed man shot eight times by cops Aug. 9 in a suburb of St. Louis. Brown, 18, was shot during a confrontation with heavily armored police. One cop, Officer Darren Wilson, shot Brown at least six [...]

2019-10-10T11:14:22-07:00September 5, 2014|
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