Missouri Marijuana Campaign Hires Top Political Consultant

MISSOURI: A campaign committee in support of medical marijuana in Missouri has hired a prominent political consultant and started raising money for the cause, signs that a medical pot proposal might have a serious chance of making it on the 2016 ballot.

Jack Cardetti, who worked on successful campaigns for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Secretary of State Jason Kander, debuted in his new role as a consultant for New Approach Missouri during a game-day fundraiser for the marijuana advocacy group Show-Me Cannabis this week at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

New Approach Missouri was established in April and the committee had about $26,000 to spend on a campaign as of the end of June, campaign finance reports show. Show-Me Cannabis executive director and treasurer John Payne said his group plans to donate money and time to New Approach Missouri.

Fundraising is key.

Huge Crowd Expected At Debate On Whether To Legalize Marijuana In Missouri

MISSOURI:  Wednesday night a huge crowd is expected to hear both sides of the passionate debate on whether to legalize marijuana in Missouri.

The group trying to make pot legal is working hard to drum up support to change the law as early as next year.

I will be the moderator Wednesday night, but Tuesday night I sat down with the both sides for a preview. [Read more…]

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Speak To Packed House In Cape Girardeau

MISSOURI: A group that advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Missouri spoke to about 100 people Monday in the Cape Girardeau Public Library. The audience was almost equally split between opponents and supporters of the idea.

Representatives from Show Me Cannabis argued marijuana prohibition is a failed policy that does little to deter violent crime. [Read more…]