Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting Missouri Recreational Marijuana Question

The question will be on the November 8th ballot

A Cole County judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to remove a recreational marijuana measure from the Nov. 8 ballot.

If approved by voters, the proposed constitutional amendment would allow people ages 21 and older to buy and grow marijuana for personal consumption.

Jefferson City resident Joy Sweeney sued last month after Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified the initiative petition for the ballot despite initial results from counties showing canvassers had failed to collect enough valid signatures in the 6th and 7th congressional districts.

Attorneys for Sweeney, who works for the Community Anti-Drugs Coalition of America, argued Ashcroft’s unusual review of signatures following contact with the Legal Missouri 2022 campaign was outside the bounds of state law.

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