Intersection
3:24 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

When could marijuana become legal in Missouri?

Listen to KBIA's Intersection that aired March 10, 2014, regarding efforts to change laws regarding marijuana in Missouri.

It’s been a big couple of years for marijuana legalization efforts around the country, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

Here in Missouri, Rep. Chris Kelly (D-Columbia) introduced a bill in January that, if passed, would create a legal framework to grow and possess marijuana in Missouri.

Kelly admits that it’s unlikely to pass this session, but he hopes the bill will start a conversation about what the legalization marijuana could mean for Missouri. He also thinks the legislature may only have a couple of years before the issue shows up on a statewide ballot through an initiative petition

Panelists

Chris Kelly is serving his ninth term in the Missouri House as a Democratic Representative.

John Schultz is the Chairman of the Boone County Libertarian Party.

Karen O’Keefe is the Director of State Policy at the Marijuana Policy Project in Washington, D.C

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