Missouri Medical Marijuana Measure Fails to Make the 2016 Ballot

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September 22, 2016
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[Alexandria, VA] – A medical marijuana initiative will not be on the ballot in Missouri this fall after proponents failed to collect enough valid signatures to certify the measure. A Missouri court affirmed the decision of the Missouri Secretary of State that, due to the invalid signatures, the initiative did not meet the legal requirements to appear on the ballot. The proponents have since informed the media that they will not appeal.

“Now that Americans are beginning to fully understand that corporate special interests are the ones pushing marijuana initiatives, the pot lobby is having a harder time promoting its addiction-for-profit agenda,” said Kevin Sabet, President of SAM Action. ” Proponents couldn’t collect enough valid signatures despite months of overconfident statements. This is just one more example of why permissive marijuana laws are not inevitable.”

A copy of the court’s order can be found here .

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