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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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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St. Louis’ Biggest Earth Day Festival EVER!

Greater St. Louis NORML, Make every day, Earth Day
Greater St. Louis NORML had decided to go big! The 2017 St. Louis Earth Day Festival has expanded into a two-day affair and GSTL NORML will have a double-sized booth both days! We are occupying booths W10 and W11 in the Wellness Section at the Muny Grounds, in Forest Park. Opening on Saturday, April 22 at 11:00 am, you can find your favorite cannabis and NORML themed merchandise for sale at our booth. Plus, we have a special signature signing area for the New Approach Missouri's (NAM) 2018...
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4/20: End Prohibition, Again

It’s that time of the year again. Long recognized as the national marijuana holiday, April 20th presents us with an opportunity to make our voices heard: Click here to sign up for the Online Day of Action When Jeff Sessions was nominated Attorney General, NORML worked with all of you to send out a “Thunderclap,” a powerful social media tool that enabled us to reach more than 2 million people with our #JustSayNoToSessions campaign. While we were unable to stop Sessions from being confir...
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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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Spring Missouri Cannabis Conference March 3 – 4

2016 Fall Cannabis Conference-Kansas City, MO
Greater St. Louis NORML invites all cannabis activists in the St. Louis metro area to attend the Spring 2017 Missouri Cannabis Conference in Kansas City on Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4! This event is co-sponsored by Missouri NORML and Show-Me Cannabis. It will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet marijuana law reform activists from across the state. Learn about how legal access to marijuana as medicine will help St. Louis citizens. The Conference focuses on the nee...
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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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New Approach Missouri Campaign Kickoff Event

New Approach Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative 2018
New Approach Missouri Campaign Kickoff Greater St. Louis NORML and New Approach Missouri volunteers are sponsoring a kickoff event for the 2018 Medical Marijuana Initiative. We're holding a signature gathering training session in St. Louis to train volunteers for the 2018 campaign for medical cannabis. RSVP today to help put medical cannabis on the ballot next November. Missouri registered voters can stop by and sign the petition. Date: Sunday, January 22, 2017 Time: Starting at 6:00 p.m. ...
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New Approach Missouri Announces Campaign Kickoff

New Approach Missouri Medical Cannabis Initiative 2018
Missouri cannabis activists are rallying support for the new 2018 medical marijuana initiative. A statewide signature gathering campaign is now in full swing following kickoff events across the state. Medical Cannabis Initiative 2018-51 was approved by the outgoing Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on December 30, 2016. New Approach Missouri immediately put the wheels in motion to start printing thousands of petitions needed for distribution to volunteers across the state. A simulta...
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