Medical marijuana was approved by the state’s voters back in 2018. Last year, there was an effort to again change Missouri’s state constitution to allow for the use of recreational marijuana, which would have mirrored the push for medical marijuana. Volunteers had begun gathering the signatures needed to bring the measure to the ballot - but then Covid 19 shut down the efforts.
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... as of January 2021
Since becoming a law in 2018, Marijuana in Missouri has come a long way in a short time. Even before dispensaries starter opening their doors in October 2020, marijuana advocacy groups and state lawmakers had already been advocating for a change to the law that would, among other things (that will be outlined in this post) legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis in the state. A bill to legalize recreational marijuana was filed in the spring of 2020 that never made it out of the filing stage (primarily because of the corona crisis where getting the required number of signatures to move it along, was nearly impossible with pretty much the whole world on lockdown) but another bill was filed by MO republican representative, Shamed Dogan, on December 21 that looks like it might get some traction.
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Great news that recreational and medical marijuana is in full swing across the country! Bad news is that even in states where marijuana is legal there are still limitations to when, where and if you can bring or use your weed. Knowing how to stay on the right side of the law, even in states where weed is legal, is important to keep you out of trouble.