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MO group files cannabis legalization, tax, regulation petition

MISSOURI (KFVS) -

A group filed a petition on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to amend the Missouri Constitution to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis.

The petition was filed with the Missouri Secretary of State, by Show-Me Cannabis, and now undergoes a review and public comment period.

According to the group, the amendment needs about 165,000 signatures to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. If adopted by a majority of voters, it would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults over 21, while also allowing for the distribution of medical cannabis with the recommendation of a physician.

They say the amendment would likely generate tens and possibly hundreds of millions in new tax revenues to be allocated to law enforcement and firefighter pensions; substance abuse programs and underage drug use prevention; elementary, secondary and higher education programs; veterans' services; and the enforcement of cannabis regulations.

For more information, you can click here to visit the group online.

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