The general election is barely a month away – and in Missouri, voters will decide a long list of ballot questions.
Out of seven questions on the November ballot – three deal with cannabis.
“Well currently all forms of marijuana – medical marijuana, recreational marijuana – all that is illegal,” says Jasper Co. Sheriff Randee Kaiser.
But that could change depending on the vote on three ballot questions next month. Amendment Two would legalize medical marijuana with a 4 percent tax to fund veterans services.
Amendment Three also legalizes medical cannabis – but with a 15 percent tax paying for a pot research institute to be headed by springfield attorney Brad Bradshaw. And Proposition Three also would legalize medical marijuana – this with a two percent tax funding veterans services, drug treatment, early childhood education and public safety.
There’s also Amendment One, which would address ethics reform and how to draw legislative districts. And the money issues start with gambling.
“Gaming which is specified toward bingo,” says Marilyn Baugh, Jasper Co. Clerk.
Who runs it and how it’s advertised. Proposition B would hike the state minimum wage to $12 per hour. And Proposition D would increase the Missouri fuel tax by ten cents, funding road and bridge projects and the state highway patrol.
“The ballots are two sided, very lengthy so we recommend that the people do some homework before they go in to vote,” says Baugh.
Election day is November sixth.