Missouri Amendment 3 2022 about MARIJUANA🚬
The amendment will take effect in December, and the earliest businesses could sell recreational marijuana products would be February 2023.
The amendment proposed the legalization of the sale of recreational marijuana and the automatic expungement of criminal records for certain marijuana-related offenses. It would also establish regulations for Missouri’s recreational marijuana industry.
Missouri residents will soon be able to legally use marijuana recreationally in the state.
Voters approved Amendment 3, known as Legal Missouri 2022. The measure earned 53% in support. The decision on Amendment 3 comes four years after Missouri legalized the use of medical marijuana with 65% of the vote.
John Payne, campaign manager for Legal Missouri 2022, spoke on Tuesday during a celebratory watch party in Ballpark Village in St. Louis.
“So many times during this campaign, the whole thing hung in the balance. And we didn’t know if we’re gonna make it. But it was because of the people in this room and those celebrating across the state that we made it through,” Payne said.
Legal Missouri 2022 spent millions on the campaign to pass the amendment and had the support of Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and the St. Louis NAACP.
But it also had vocal opponents, including Gov. Mike Parson, the Missouri NAACP and St. Louis Mayor Tishuara Jones.
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Although voters have already spoken — 53.1% voted yes and 46.9% voted no — the amendment won’t actually go into effect until Dec. 8. So, none of the provisions will be in place until next month.
And, it will be a little longer after than before you can actually purchase weed from the dispensaries.
Voters in five states are deciding on Election Day whether to approve recreational marijuana, a move that could signal a major shift toward legalization in even the most conservative parts of the country.
Recreational marijuana is legal in 19 states, and polls have shown opposition to legalization softening. All of the states with recreational marijuana on the ballot, except for Maryland, voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The proposals are on the ballot in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota and follow moves by President Joe Biden toward decriminalizing marijuana. Biden last month announced he was pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of simple possession of marijuana under federal law.
Missouri voters legalize recreational marijuana, pass Amendment 3.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marijuana will soon be legal in Missouri after voters passed Amendment 3 during Tuesday’s midterm election, according to a projection from NBC News.
After implementation, people in Missouri age 21 and older will be legally allowed to buy and possess up to three ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering plants at home. Possession limits for medical marijuana card-holders will be even higher.
KSHB 41 News reporter Sarah Plake spoke with people in the state’s marijuana industry, who anticipate it’ll be a fairly easy process to convert their licenses to include recreational marijuana. The term they use is “comprehensive.”