Missouri petition seeks legalization of recreational marijuana

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even before Missouri finishes setting up its medical marijuana industry, an effort is underway to place a question on a ballot for the general election in November that would legalize recreational use for all adults.

A coalition called Missourians for a New Approach is leading the initiative. It includes many of the same groups that passed a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in 2018, a measure that won 66% approval.

The initiative anticipates producing $93 million to $155 million in tax revenue for the state by 2025, with an additional $17 million to $27 million annually for local governments.

Read more about the provisions in the recreational petition, and when the deadline to submit signatures is and how many the group needs in the Kansas City Business Journal

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