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Views of the News
8:57 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Views of the News: NYT says legalize weed

In an audio-only edition of Views of the News, Mike McKean, Esther Thorson, and Rod Gelatt bring you our weekly media criticism from the Missouri School of Journalism. 

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Politics
8:23 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Mo. Cannabis Conference seeks to educate public on pot legalization

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On Saturday, the MU Chapters of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana laws - also known as NORML - and Students for Sensible Drug Policy hosted the Spring 2014 Missouri Cannabis Conference. Topics ranged from medicinal marijuana to the legalization of industrial hemp production.

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Politics
3:49 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation

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The Missouri House has approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.

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Politics
8:04 am
Wed April 23, 2014

House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

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The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

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Sports
5:49 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Clark, Rector Among Four Arrested Before NIT Opener

  Four Missouri student athletes are suspended after getting arrested over the weekend. Freshman basketball players Wes Clark and Shane Rector, and football players Aarion Penton and Shaun Rupert were arrested late Saturday night on suspicion of possession 35 grams or less of marijuana.

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Intersection
3:24 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

When could marijuana become legal 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.

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Politics
8:10 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Criminal code proposal could lower drug penalties

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Missouri lawmakers are considering an overhaul of the state's criminal laws this year that would include the creation of new felony and misdemeanor classes.

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Politics
10:31 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Indictments Handed Down In Mid Mo. For Synthetic Marijuana Sales

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Originally published on Mon October 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Federal prosecutors are cracking down on businesses in mid Missouri that allegedly sold synthetic marijuana.

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Politics
4:48 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Mo. lawmaker pleads guilty to marijuana charges

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A Missouri House member has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, entered the pleas during a brief court hearing Friday in Boone County. He was fined $200 plus court costs on each charge and paid the penalties before leaving the courthouse.

The 33-year-old lawmaker says he made a mistake and is glad the incident is behind him.

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Crime
4:11 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

House Rep. LaFaver does not plan to contest drug charges

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A Missouri House member charged in August with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia says he doesn't plan to contest the allegations.

Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, told the Columbia Daily Tribune in a statement Wednesday he publicly admitted his guilt when he was arrested. He's scheduled to appear before a Boone County judge on Friday.

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Politics
12:12 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

House Rep. LaFaver arrested for marijuana possession

LaFaver's district includes the Waldo neighborhood in Kansas City
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  State Representative Jeremy LaFaver was arrested Sunday in Boone County for possession of a small amount of marijuana.

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PM Newscasts
6:18 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Newscast for October 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Senator Claire McCaskill's mother passes away
  • MU School of Professional Health Dean to step down at end of academic year
  • Some students question university police marijuana arrest policy
  • Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast
  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case
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Crime
5:40 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Some students question university police marijuana policy

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The arrests of three Missouri football players accused of smoking marijuana on campus has some students questioning how the school handles what is a fairly routine university infraction.

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PM Newscasts
5:38 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Newscast for August 03, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries
  • Missouri's elite athletes compete in London Olympics
  • Springfield OKs marijuana ballot
Politics
5:30 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

Springfield OKs marijuana ballot

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Springfield officials have certified the signatures on a petition that seeks to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in the city.

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Politics
8:44 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures

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Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Politics
8:58 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Springfield marijuana petition submitted

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Activists have submitted a petition that seeks to decriminalize marijuana in Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that petitions with more than 2,500 signatures were submitted Friday to the Springfield city clerk.

Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter says about 2,100 valid signatures are needed to move the petition forward to City Council, which could pass the petition or submit it to a vote.

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation board member Maranda Reynolds says the group continues collecting signatures in case some of the ones it submitted aren't useable.

Politics
9:24 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Missouri pro-marijuana group to propose measures in two cities

A group that advocates relaxing marijuana laws is considering broadening its campaign to Kansas City and Springfield.

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