Greater St. Louis NORML September 11, 2017 Chapter Meeting

Legalized cannabis in St. LouisGreater St. Louis NORML September Chapter Meeting
Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Join us for food and drinks at 6:00 pm then stay for:
Special Guest Speaker, 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green
Llywelyn’s Pub (Webster Groves, MO)
17 W. Moody, Webster Groves, MO 63119

The history of cannabis legalization in the US has followed a proven and repeatable process. Grass roots cannabis activists have started legalization initiatives at the local community level and then with successes have expanded to state-wide initiatives.

San Francisco, CA was one of the first cities to allow cannabis to be used for medicinal purposes. Back in 1991, it was a radical idea to allow cannabis to be legally recommended for medical use, but legalization activists pushed it through.

Cannabis activists Dennis Peron, Mary Jane Rathbun (aka Brownie Mary) and others convinced the City of San Francisco to recommend that the State of California and the California Medical Association make cannabis available for medicinal purposes and to protect physicians from penalties for prescribing medicinal cannabis.

The legislation was presented to the voters as Proposition P and it passed with the support of 79 percent of San Francisco voters on November 5, 1991. Legalization of cannabis for medical purposes expanded state-wide in California with the historic passage of Proposition 215 in 1996.

More than two and a half decades later with legalized medical and retail cannabis spreading across the US, it’s not too far of a stretch to see the City of St. Louis establish a legal and regulated cannabis retail market. Join us for this informative September meeting about legalization of cannabis.