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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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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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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