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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Demystifying the Medical Marijuana Movement in Missouri

Up in Smoke: Demystifying the Medical Marijuana Movement in Missouri
New Approach Missouri's campaign director, John Payne, revealed on April 13, 2016 their medical marijuana initiative has gathered more than 15,000 signatures. Relying strictly on volunteers, Payne indicated the pace of signature gathering is increasing. The goal is to secure 280,000 signatures. "We could reasonably exceed our goal of collecting half the 280,000 signatures necessary to qualify for the ballot with volunteers – an unprecedented feat for a constitutional amendment initiative ...
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New Approach Missouri St. Louis Kick-Off Event

Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD
New Approach Missouri (NAM) is holding its Saint Louis, MO campaign kick off at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Boulevard, on Thursday March 9, 2017, and has an exciting speaker! Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, PhD, is a global leader in opioid and cannabis research, and she will be speaking on the research showing the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain. Campaign leaders including spokesman Jack Cardetti and John Payne will be on hand to discuss NAM's strategy for qualifying ...
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Activists Moving Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative Forward

Signature workers were well organized at the New Approach Missouri Kickoff event.
New Approach Missouri's (NAM) medical marijuana initiative is gaining momentum. Following a series of sequential kickoff events across the Show-Me State during the last week of January 2017 and into February, NAM organizers successfully established a statewide network of trained activist volunteers to gather signatures for the 2018 medical cannabis initiative. NAM campaign manager John Payne indicated in a memorandum to volunteers on Jan. 27 that there were already “around 200 volunteers in t...
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Medical Marijuana Initiative May Come Back In 2018

Medical Marijuana Initiative in 2018
The Cole County circuit court entered a judgment against New Approach Missouri (NAM) in their lawsuit to reinstate 2,242 invalidated signatures from the second congressional district. The ruling on September 21, 2016 effectively ended Missouri's 2016 campaign to legalize medical marijuana. No medical cannabis initiative will appear on the November 2016 ballot in Missouri. “This outcome is heartbreaking,” said John Payne, Campaign Manager for New Approach Missouri, “and it's particularly fr...
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