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Missouri?

Discussion in 'Medical Marijuana Usage and Applications' started by CScottGREENS, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Hi, im an 18 year old patient in Missouri, does anybody know the status of the MMJ laws in MO? Would like to get an update! Thanks
     
  2. My cousin lives in Missouri.
     
  3. /thread
     
  4. Did you consider googling it?

    Decriminalization effort under way in Springfield

    Activists in Missouri were hopeful they could place an initiative to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana on the 2012 ballot, but unfortunately fell short of the necessary number of petition signatures. Now, the activists behind Missouri’s Show Me Cannabis Regulation initiative are setting their sights on Springfield where they hope to pass an ordinance that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana a minor offense not punishable by jail time under local laws. A similar ordinance was passed in Columbia in 2004.

    Elsewhere in Missouri, once again medical marijuana legislation was introduced in the legislature but was not given a hearing. The bill, HB 1421, was sponsored by Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis), along with eight fellow co-sponsors. It would have allowed patients with serious, debilitating conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS to cultivate up to three mature marijuana plants and possess up to an ounce per plant without fear of arrest. It would have also allowed for the establishment of registered dispensaries where patients could legally obtain medical marijuana.

    There's a growing chorus of voices in Missouri calling for an end to the cruel practice of arresting the seriously ill simply for trying to alleviate their symptoms. The legislature is bound to relent sooner or later. Please help make sure it’s sooner by asking your legislators to support medical marijuana legislation . You can also head over to our action center for more ways to get involved and raise awareness.


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    Marijuana laws in Missouri

    Missouri has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country. Possession of any amount of marijuana — even as little as a gram — can be punished by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Possession of over 35 grams — about 1.25 ounces — is a felony subject to up to a seven-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. You can read more about the effects of Missouri’s harsh marijuana laws (like the fact that over 91% of marijuana arrests in Missouri are for simple possession) in this 2009 report by Jon Gettman, Ph.D.


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    Stay connected

    Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project and all of our allies. If you have any questions concerning the status of marijuana policy reform in Missouri, you can contact us by email at state@mpp.org.

    To receive news about Missouri marijuana policy reform as it happens, be sure to subscribe to MPP's free legislative alert service, if you haven't done so already.
     
  5. [quote name='"xdog"']Did you consider googling it?

    Decriminalization effort under way in Springfield

    Activists in Missouri were hopeful they could place an initiative to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana on the 2012 ballot, but unfortunately fell short of the necessary number of petition signatures. Now, the activists behind Missouri’s Show Me Cannabis Regulation initiative are setting their sights on Springfield where they hope to pass an ordinance that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana a minor offense not punishable by jail time under local laws. A similar ordinance was passed in Columbia in 2004.

    Elsewhere in Missouri, once again medical marijuana legislation was introduced in the legislature but was not given a hearing. The bill, HB 1421, was sponsored by Rep. Mike Colona (D-St. Louis), along with eight fellow co-sponsors. It would have allowed patients with serious, debilitating conditions like cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS to cultivate up to three mature marijuana plants and possess up to an ounce per plant without fear of arrest. It would have also allowed for the establishment of registered dispensaries where patients could legally obtain medical marijuana.

    There's a growing chorus of voices in Missouri calling for an end to the cruel practice of arresting the seriously ill simply for trying to alleviate their symptoms. The legislature is bound to relent sooner or later. Please help make sure it’s sooner by asking your legislators to support medical marijuana legislation . You can also head over to our action center for more ways to get involved and raise awareness.

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    Marijuana laws in Missouri

    Missouri has some of the harshest marijuana laws in the country. Possession of any amount of marijuana — even as little as a gram — can be punished by up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. Possession of over 35 grams — about 1.25 ounces — is a felony subject to up to a seven-year prison sentence and a $5,000 fine. You can read more about the effects of Missouri’s harsh marijuana laws (like the fact that over 91% of marijuana arrests in Missouri are for simple possession) in this 2009 report by Jon Gettman, Ph.D.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Stay connected

    Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project and all of our allies. If you have any questions concerning the status of marijuana policy reform in Missouri, you can contact us by email at state@mpp.org.

    To receive news about Missouri marijuana policy reform as it happens, be sure to subscribe to MPP's free legislative alert service, if you haven't done so already.[/quote]

    Thank you very much dog! :)
     
  6. De nada. Good luck.
     
  7. pretty discouraging here, huh? i've been getting really paranoid lately when i smoke because of this damn state. we need to get our family and friends organized so we can get this plant legalized. in two years we can try again. we failed pretty hard this year cause freakin no one went out to collect signatures. damn lazy stoners.
     
  8. No doubt man, every pick up is sketchy as #%ck. next time around I'm gonna put a lot more effort into getting sigs. Although hoping to move to Colorado within the next year.
     
  9. why blame the stoners?

    Did stoners tell the lies, reinforce the lies, push to protect their own asses by persecuting minorities via any legal tool they could create, and pot was one of the first vectors to such a course of action of bigots, racist, and industrial protectionist...nope...stoners are innocent victims...

    Blame the politicians and all those bigots, racist, as well as the industrial protectionist..that started the criminalization and persecution of marijuana (and it's users) as the clock turned to the 1900's....but don't blame the VICTIMS. :D
     
  10. Use some emails to your reps.


    watch the replies.


    you will see a form letter response that has little if anything to do with the questions....


    STOP voting in the party members...stop re-electing politicians that have shown they don't give a fuck what WE THE PEOPLE say we want them to do, instead they do what INDUSTRY wants them to do...what 1% tells them to do.


    It's time to fire politicians that vote against the will of the people.
    IT"S TIME TO DEMAND SOME RECALLS, VOTES OF 'NO CONFIDENCE'...remove them from office.:devious:




    you can't just wait for Cthulhu to solve our mmj problems...get busy people...
     
  11. I was born in Missouri and most of my family is still there. I feel fortunate to live in NY where we don't have medical marijuana laws but its pretty much de facto decriminalized. Anything up to a oz here is a $100 fine for first time offender.

    An old college roommate got caught with 99 plants and he spent two months of weekends in country jail, $1500 in fines and $1500 for a lawyer. If he was in Missouri, he'd still be doing prison time.

    Sadly, its a very southern mindset there, of which is heavily dominated by ignorant fear monger politicians.
     
  12. iiiiiiii still blame the stoners.
     
  13. #15 Storm Crow, Jun 30, 2012
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    Well, Mark, unless the word gets out to the general public, about what cannabis can do, you will continue to fail!

    Frankly, a lot of you kids aren't even registered to vote! So how the "F" do you expect to win? :confused_2:

    You have to broaden the base of approval! You need to get "Uncle Joe and Aunt Rose" educated! When you go out to do that petition, plaster the table top with things like -

    Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's (news - 2006) Marijuana May Slow Alzheimer's

    Cannabis compound stops spread of breast cancer: researchers (news - 2007)
    Cannabis compound stops spread of breast cancer: researchers - Health - CBC News

    Active Chemicals in Cannabis Inhibits Prostate Cancer Cell Growth (news - 2009)
    Active Chemicals in Cannabis Inhibits Prostate Cancer Cell Growth

    Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows (news – 2007)
    [FONT=&quot]Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows

    [/FONT] Cannabis could be used to treat epilepsy (news – 2011)
    [FONT=&quot]Cannabis could be used to treat epilepsy - Telegraph[/FONT]

    Chemicals in Marijuana May Fight MRSA (news - 2008)
    Marijuana Ingredients May Fight MRSA

    Cannabis can help MS sufferers (news - 2003)
    [FONT=&quot]Cannabis can help MS sufferers - 07 November 2003 - New Scientist

    [/FONT] Fibromyalgia: Effective Treatment with Medical Marijuana (news - 2007)
    [FONT=&quot]Fibromyalgia: Effective Treatment with Medical Marijuana - Salem-News.Com[/FONT]

    If you can make it personal, show them how cannabis could help them, or their loved ones, they WILL sign! All those "Joes and Roses" could tip the vote! It is up to you to convince them that cannabis is the right choice! :smoke:


    Granny :wave:
     
  14. [quote name='"cball"']

    why blame the stoners?

    Did stoners tell the lies, reinforce the lies, push to protect their own asses by persecuting minorities via any legal tool they could create, and pot was one of the first vectors to such a course of action of bigots, racist, and industrial protectionist...nope...stoners are innocent victims...

    Blame the politicians and all those bigots, racist, as well as the industrial protectionist..that started the criminalization and persecution of marijuana (and it's users) as the clock turned to the 1900's....but don't blame the VICTIMS. :D[/quote]

    Indeedio. I still live in this hellhole, bros. I signed the petition. All my friends and even my grandparents signed the petition. Still not enough. We need to take care of the ROOT of this problem before we branch out to friends and relatives. I blame politicians.
     
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