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Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana With A Constitutional Amendment

Amendment 2 passed with a 65 percent approval

Missouri became the 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana Tuesday, with voters passing an amendment to the state constitution. “It was a historic day for Missouri patients and veterans,” said Jack Cardetti of New Approach Missouri, which pushed for the amendment. “Missourians suffering from cancer, epilepsy, PTSD and other debilitating illnesses can now finally work with their doctors to determine if medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option.”

The measure, called Amendment 2 on the ballot, will change the state constitution to allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for a slate of 10 medical conditions. It had 65 percent approval with 3,066 of 3,256 precincts counted Tuesday night.

Sales will be subject to a 4 percent state tax, with proceeds going to fund services for military veterans. It’s expected to generate about $24 million a year.

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