On November 6th Missouri could become the 32nd state in the US to legalize medical cannabis. And on the ballot, voters must decide upon three different medical cannabis proposals: Amendment 2 (New Approach Missouri), Amendment 3 (Ben Bradshaw), and Proposition C (Travis Brown).
Voters should approve Amendment 2, reject Amendment 3 and Proposition C.
Amendment 3 will tax medical cannabis at the ridiculously high rate of 15 percent and that all goes to a institute operated by Bradshaw. This amendment would also allow local governments to dispensaries through a simple majority vote of voters. Nor does this measure allow for patient to have a home grow, its not specified in the amendment's text.
Proposition C has a huge flaw in that state lawmakers could overturn voter approval of Proposition C and kill the measure on arrival, as it only changes state law. Prop. C also prohibits home grow for patients and only allows a 14 day supply of medicine.
Amendment 2 stands apart with proper guidelines for safe access and use for medical cannabis. It allows doctors to recommend medical cannabis as a treatment option for patients with debilitating illnesses. This also allows for patient grow rights and local bans on dispensaries are not allowed. Revenue from the 4 percent tax on medical cannabis would go to the Missouri Veterans Commission.
Please, Vote Yes on Amendment 2 and reject Amendment 3 and Proposition C.