Illinois legalized medical marijuana in January. Missouri lawmakers tossed around a few marijuana bills in their last session. Voters in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington, D.C., will cast ballots in November on marijuana initiatives.
An organization called Show-Me Cannabis wants to ask Missourians to vote on the legalization and medical regulation of marijuana.
Under the proposal, pot use, possession and small-scale growing would be decriminalized for Missourians who are 21 or older. The state would also be required to issue retail licenses to sell the drug and oversee a medical marijuana program.
Campaign Director Amber Langston said it’s important to at least have a discussion about the benefits of marijuana.