In the latest of nationwide marijuana reform, city officials in St. Louis have recently voted to lessen penalties for those caught with pot. According to St. Louis Today, The Board of Aldermen voted 22-3 this week to significantly reduce penalties within the city. [Read more…]
Although there will be no marijuana legalization choices on this years November ballot, a new report shows that it could be in the state’s best interest to get one on there as soon as possible. The report began when such a measure was plausible, and before Show-Me Cannabis, the state’s legalization campaign leaders, had to abandon their efforts for a 2012 ballot. [Read more…]
Update: Via MPP, the Springfield city council voted to block efforts to get this on the ballot, despite the certified and legitimate petitions by Show Me Cannabis. Here’s hoping they have some legal recourse against this blatantly anti-democratic political maneuvering.
A petition to decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana has received enough signatures and will now move forward to the City Council for consideration. According to the Springfield News-Leader, the petition was certified by City Clerk Brendat Cirtin with 2,132 signatures. [Read more…]