MISSOURI: Even in states where marijuana is recreationally legal, it’s no free-for-all.
Age restrictions, public-intoxication laws, high taxes — the rules for legal recreational pot use in Colorado, Washington (and soon, Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C.C) resemble rules aimed at legal intoxicants, such as nicotine or alcohol.
But team behind the newest proposal to legalize marijuana in Missouri wants to change all that.
Author and cannabis activist Mark Pedersen doesn’t think marijuana needs the same strict rules as alcohol or cigarettes. A better comparison, Pedersen tells Daily RFT, is to food, and he calls cannabis a “superfood.”