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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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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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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