Bradley Bradshaw of Springfield Missouri presented a initiative petition to the State of Missouri.

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves per dry-weight ounce to licensed facilities; and
  • use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases or medical conditions?

This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $66 million. State governmental entities estimate initial implementation costs of $186,000 and increased annual operating costs of $500,000.

Sheila Dundon of Columbia Missouri presented a initiative petition to the State of Missouri.

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

  • allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing/certification procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
  • impose a 4 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana; and
  • use funds from these taxes for health and care services for military veterans by the Missouri Veterans Commission and to administer the program to license/certify and regulate marijuana and marijuana facilities?

This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $18 million for state operating costs and veterans programs, and $6 million for local governments. Annual state operating costs are estimated to be $7

Damien Johnson of St. Louis Missouri

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to remove all State prohibitions against personal use of cannabis (marijuana) by anyone over 18; for all ages upon a licensed physician’s recommendation but still require parental consent for those under 21, but prohibit prosecution for consenting to child consumption; remove any state organ transplant restrictions from cannabis use; remove cannabis from Missouri’s list of Controlled Substances; release everyone incarcerated only for non-violent cannabis-only offenses, and destroy all state civil and criminal records only for non-violent cannabis-only offenses; and prohibit Missouri assisting enforcement of federal cannabis offenses?

This proposal is estimated to result in annual state cost savings of $10 million. Annual state operating costs are estimated to increase by $600,000 to $1 million. Local law enforcement costs could increase.

Timothy Gilio of Lee’s Summit

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to release all criminals, for any crime they have been imprisoned for, that have also been convicted of a non-violent cannabis (marijuana) related crime; destroy all state civil and criminal records of non-violent cannabis related crimes; prohibit Missouri assisting enforcement of federal cannabis offenses; and remove all State prohibitions against personal use of cannabis by anyone over 21, or anyone with a physician’s or veterinarian’s recommendation with or without consent from a parent or legal guardian?

This proposal is estimated to result in annual state savings of $11 million. Additional state operating costs resulting from this proposal are estimated at $700,000 annually. Local law enforcement costs could also increase.

Kristen Gilio of Blue Springs, MO

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to release all criminals, for any crime they have been imprisoned for, that have also been convicted of a non-violent cannabis (marijuana) related crime; destroy all state civil and criminal records of non-violent cannabis related crimes; prohibit Missouri assisting enforcement of federal cannabis offenses; remove all State prohibitions against personal use of cannabis by anyone over 21, or anyone with a physician’s or veterinarian’s recommendation and consent from a parent or legal guardian; and add a 5% sales tax to fund education and veteran care?

This proposal is estimated to increase annual state tax revenues by $17 million when fully implemented with additional estimated annual state savings of $11 million. State implementation costs are estimated at $150,000 with annual operating costs estimated at $700,000. Local law enforcement costs could increase.

Damien Johnson of St. Louis Missouri

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to release all individuals from incarceration, parole and probation if convicted only of non-violent cannabis (marijuana) related crimes; remove state prohibitions on the possession, production and sale of marijuana for personal use for minors and adults, but prohibit the sale of medical marijuana for personal use; and provide for regulation and licensure of medical marijuana dispensaries, including requiring verification of a patient registry number provided by the government, before providing medical marijuana to patients?

This proposal is estimated to result in annual state cost savings of $6.3 million. State government entities estimate increased annual operating costs of $662,000 with the potential for additional increase. State government entities expect an unknown change in revenue. Local law enforcement costs could increase.

Charles Jones Ellsinore, MO

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to release all individuals from incarceration, parole and probation regardless of additional crimes convicted of, if they have been convicted of a non-violent cannabis (marijuana) related crime; remove state prohibitions on personal and medical marijuana growth and use by anyone 18 years and older, remove state prohibitions on possession of marijuana by anyone under 18, and remove state prohibitions on use of marijuana by anyone under 18 if the minor has parental consent or a doctor’s prescription; and prohibit state funds from being used to assist federal marijuana law enforcement?

This proposal is estimated to result in annual state savings of $11 million. Additional state operating costs resulting from this proposal are estimated at $700,000 annually. Local law enforcement costs could increase.

 

Doug Burlison of Springfield

Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:

  • legally allow people to drive under the influence of marijuana (cannabis);
  • remove state prohibitions on the possession, cultivation, and sale of marijuana for personal or medical use regardless of age;
  • release all individuals from incarceration, parole and probation if convicted only of nonviolent marijuana related crimes;
  • remove state prohibitions on commercial cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of marijuana;
  • destroy all state civil and criminal records of nonviolent marijuana related crimes;
  • prohibit Missouri assisting enforcement of federal marijuana offenses; and
  • prohibit the taxation of physician recommended medical marijuana?

This proposal is estimated to result in annual state savings of $10.7 million. Additional state operating costs resulting from this proposal are estimated at $700,000 annually. Local law enforcement costs could increase.

 

 

Lowell Pearson from Jefferson City

Do you want to amend Missouri law to:

  • remove state prohibitions on personal use and possession of medical cannabis (marijuana) with a written certification by a physician who treats a patient diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition;
  • remove state prohibitions on growth, possession, production, and sale of medical marijuana by licensed and regulated facilities, and a facility’s licensed owners and employees;
  • impose a 2% tax on the retail sale of medical marijuana; and
  • use funds from this tax for veterans’ services, drug treatment, early childhood education, and for public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility?

State government entities estimate initial and one-time costs of $2.6 million, annual costs of $10 million, and annual revenues of at least $10 million. Local government entities estimate no annual costs and are expected to have at least $152,000 in annual revenues.