United We Stand STL Labor Day

United We Stand political action at the ballot box.
United We Stand St. Louis (UWS) is a coalition representing a broad array of organizations and individuals dedicated to creating “an electoral movement at the ballot box that is capable of long-term social and political power.” On Labor Day September 4, 2017, UWS is organizing a mass action, march and rally scheduled before the official labor day parade in downtown St. Louis. Later in the week on September 9, 2017, UWS will conduct an all-day conference with individual seminars held at Har...
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Saint Louis Medical Cannabis Summer Fundraiser

Greater St. Louis NORML signature gathering booth with New Approach Missouri
New Approach Missouri is having a Summer Fundraiser in St. Louis on Tuesday, August 08, 2017, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The campaign to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri is in full swing. “We have gathered nearly 50,000 signatures,” announced John Payne, New Approach Missouri (NAM) campaign manager, to nearly 30,000 medical cannabis legalization supporters across the state in a communication. “Summer is here, and that means our campaign for medical cannabis is moving into high gear,” offered...
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NORML Schedules Congressional Lobby Days September 10th – 12th

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NORML’s 2017 Conference at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC and Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for September 10th-12th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Whether you’re a longtime activist, college student, medical m...
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Legalization Campaign Pursues Matching Funds

Cannabis activists meet for a strategy session for New Approach Missouri
New Approach Missouri's (NAM) ballot petition to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri is closing in on 40,000 signatures. That figure was reported by campaign manager John Payne in a memorandum to volunteers and donors on June 23, 2017. A citizen-initiated constitutional amendment requires 160,199 valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for Missouri's 2018 general election. The campaign's goal is to gather more than 100,000 additional signatures to win challenges by election officials. ...
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Florida Pushed Past Missouri with Hemp Bill

Florida passes hemp bill into law.
Missouri legislators have been one-upped again as another state has legalized hemp cultivation. Nineteen states have done what Missouri legislators have failed to do for the last three years running; allow Missouri to start an industrial hemp pilot program. Florida will now move ahead of Missouri in cultivating hemp. Florida's Governor Rick Scott signed an Industrial Hemp Pilot Project bill into law on June 16, 2017. The hemp bill passed the Florida House with a majority support of 108 YEA...
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Missouri Hemp Enthusiasts Celebrate Hemp Week Without Hemp

Margaret MacKenzie, a hemp farmer in Colorado surveys her hemp field.
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp launched the 8th annual, nationwide Hemp History Week, June 5-11, 2017. Missouri hemp and cannabis activists don't have much to celebrate during the 2017 Hemp History Week. The Missouri Senate failed to pass Paul Curtman's HB 170 hemp bill in the 2017 session which would have allowed the Show-Me state to start industrial hemp cultivation. This marks the third year in a row Paul Curtman (R) from District 109 has sponsored an industrial...
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Nevada’s Green Rush Leaves Missouri in the Dust

Nevad's early start adult-use cannabis program starts mid-2017.
Missouri cannabis activists will be watching from the sidelines again as another state scrambles to hire hundreds of cannabis industry workers and braces for tens of millions of retail cannabis sales to adults starting this summer. Nevada state officials couldn't wait until January 1, 2018 to start their voter-approved adult-use cannabis market. The state's tax officials approved temporary regulations at the end of May for retail cannabis sales mid-2017. Now the rush is on to get ready for re...
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Rolla Prohibitionists Block NAM Medical Marijuana Petitioners

Rolla public library officials blocked NAM petitioners from meeting on public property.
Rolla city officials have blocked a New Approach Missouri (NAM) petitioner training event from the Rolla Public Library. “Back in February,” said John Payne, NAM Campaign Manager, “volunteer petitioner Randy Johnson attempted to schedule a petitioner training event at the Rolla Public Library.” That request was denied by the library. Library officials refused to schedule the event and based their decision on the fact that it was a petition to create legal access to medical cannabis in Mis...
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Thomas Jefferson Birthday Bash May 14th

Greater St. Louis NORML Cannabis Cup
Thomas Jefferson Birthday Bash Sunday, May 14, 2017 Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017 Time: 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm Place: Tower Grove Park, the Stone Shelter Group Pavilion Directions: Follow Northwest Dr., west, past the Tennis Courts for 1,000 ft. The Stone Shelter will be on your left. Grab your favorite lawn chair and a cooler full of beverages and enjoy the Sunday afternoon in picturesque Tower Grove Park. We'll be cooking up hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs on the grill. ($2.00 recom...
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Greater St. Louis NORML’s March to the Arch on May 6

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 Greater St. Louis NORML will join the rest of the world on the first Saturday in May for another historic Global Cannabis March event. Mark your calendar's for May 6, 2017 and join us for a short march to the Gateway Arch. Our informational march is to the Gateway Arch, a tremendous symbol of progress in Missouri and the nation, and will show that cannabis activists in Missouri are united in the fight for legalization of cannabis. The Global Cannabis March started in 1999 and has become a...
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