Medical Marijuana Making First Ballot Appearance in Missouri in November

Medical marijuana will be appearing on Missouri ballots for the first time during midterm elections this year.

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced yesterday (Thursday) that he signed off on three medical marijuana petitions.

Two amendments would change Missouri’s constitution that would clear the way for medical marijuana use, and would create regulations and licensing for marijuana and marijuana facilities.

The first amendment would impose a 15 percent retail tax and a tax on medical marijuana facilities buying wholesale supplies.

The second proposed amendment would impose a four percent retail tax and no wholesale tax.

A third amendment on the ballot would offer a two percent retail tax and would change Missouri statutes instead of the Missouri constitution.

Voters will have the option to say yes to all three amendments.

The amendments will appear on the ballot in November.

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