Missouri Proposition C, Medical Marijuana and Veterans Healthcare Services, Education, Drug Treatment, and Public Safety Initiative (2018) - Ballotpedia
In November 2018, voters will see three medical marijuana initiatives on their ballots—Amendment 2, Amendment 3, and Proposition C. Voters can take a position on each of the ballot measures and are permitted to vote "yes" on more than one of the ballot measures.
If two conflicting constitutional amendments, such as Amendment 2 and Amendment 3, are approved, the one receiving the most affirmative votes prevails. State law does provide a protocol for when voters approve statutes, such as Proposition C, and amendments, such as Amendment 2 and Amendment 3, that are in conflict. Speaking to a similar issue regarding tobacco tax initiatives in 2016, the attorney general's office said the issue would need to be decided in court.
To learn more about how these three ballot initiatives compare, see the following subsections of the page:Statements: Campaigns answer the question, "Why is your ballot measure the best option for medical marijuana legalization?" Comparison: Comparison of the ballot initiatives' provisions.
What would Proposition C change about marijuana policies in Missouri?
As of 2018, Missouri has not legalized the use or possession or medical marijuana. Proposition C would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The ballot initiative would allow state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana use to patients with nine qualifying conditions and additional conditions with doctor's approval. Patients would be allowed to purchase 2.5 ounces of marijuana flower or equivalent in 14-day period and possess a 60-day supply of marijuana flower or equivalent. Proposition C would enact a 2 percent sales tax on marijuana and dedicate revenue to veterans' services, drug treatment, education, and public safety. Proposition C would task the state Senior Services and Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with overseeing and regulating the state's medical marijuana program. The ballot initiative would authorize not less than one cannabis center, which would sell marijuana, per 100,000 state residents.Looking for more information about marijuana on the ballot in 2018? Explore other Ballotpedia articles on the subject below. “ ” “ ” “ ” Issue not less than 24 in each congressional district, based on 2018 boundaries not less than 2 per 20,000 residents in counties and cities not less than 1 per 100,000 state residents (plus extras based on demographics and demand to ensure access) “ Do you want to amend Missouri law to: remove state prohibitions on personal use and possession of medical cannabis (marijuana) with a written certification by a physician who treats a patient diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition; remove state prohibitions on growth, possession, production, and sale of medical marijuana by licensed and regulated facilities, and a facility's licensed owners and employees; impose a 2% tax on the retail sale of medical marijuana; and use funds from this tax for veterans' services, drug treatment, early childhood education, and for public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility? ” U.S. Sen. McCaskill (D) (also endorsed Amendment 2) Travis H. Brown, signature collection leader for Missourians for Patient Care, said, "It is highly doubtful that a medical product with so much diversity and potential will not require some technical corrections to its laws, permits, and practices over the next generation. A general law that can be improved by state and local authorities is especially timely to have before voters ahead of other sweeping constitutional restrictions for large bureaucracies.” Opposition: $0.00 Committees in support of the Medical Marijuana and Veterans Healthcare Services, Education, Drug Treatment, and Public Safety Initiative Supporting committees Signatures: The smallest possible requirement was 100,126 valid signatures. The actual requirement depends on the congressional districts in which signatures were collected. Deadline: The deadline to submit signatures was May 6, 2018.
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