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The measure would legalize marijuana for medical purposes. The initiative would allow state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana use to patients with certain qualifying conditions. The measure would also tax the sale of medical marijuana at 4 percent and allocate revenue from the tax toward providing healthcare services for military veterans
- allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing/certification procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
- impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
- use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities?
A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes under state laws. This amendment does not change federal law, which makes marijuana possession, sale and cultivation a federal offense. This amendment creates regulations and licensing procedures for medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities — dispensary, cultivation, testing and marijuana-infused product manufacturing facilities. This amendment creates licensing fees for such facilities. This amendment will impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana for medical purposes by dispensary facilities. The funds from the license fees and tax will be used by the Missouri Veterans Commission for health and care services for military veterans, and by the Department of Health and Senior Services to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities.
A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution as to the use of marijuana.
For more information about Amendment 2 click on links below.
Initiative Full Text
New Approach Missouri website
New Approach Missouri FB Page