Missourians Can Vote in November to Legalize Cannabis For Adults

(Jefferson City) Missouri’s General Election ballot in November will include an effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adults.

The Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday that they have certified the ballot measure led by the group ‘Legal MO 2022’.

If the majority of Missourians vote in favor of the measure on November 8th, those 21 and older can partake in cannabis without the fear of being arrested and it will allow Missourians with nonviolent marijuana-related offenses to automatically have their records cleared.

A 6-percent state tax would also be levied against any adult who purchases marijuana.

Money raised from the tax would help fund veterans healthcare, the State’s underfunded public defender system and for drug addiction treatment.