Tag: medical marijuana

Minimum wage, Clean Missouri, and medical marijuana: Six initiatives turn in signatures seeking the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — With the deadline to turn in signatures for initiative petitions in the Show-Me State now behind us, a number of proposals are primed to appear before Missouri voters, provided their signatures are verified. More than 300 initiative petitions were filed this year, but just six petitions crossed the finish line at the Secretary of State’s office this past weekend, four of which deal with the subject of medical marijuana. Here’s a […]

Legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri could boost real estate market, according to advocacy group

Missouri could get another chance at legalizing medical marijuana. And that could help the real estate market, according to one group trying to get an initiative on the ballot. Patient advocates with high demand and low supply are not the only likely benefactors to passing the Missouri Patient Care Act — one of three initiatives trying to make it on the ballot this November. One thing that could rise almost as fast as donations to […]

RELEASE: Emerging cannabis industry could be good for commercial Saint Louis real estate

Patient advocates with high demand and low supply are not the only likely benefactors to passing the Missouri Patient Care Act into law this November.  One thing that could rise almost as fast as donations to the Missourians for Patient Care ballot effort is warehouse property value for facilities suitable to grow medical cannabis. In other cities like Denver, commercial real estate brokers have seen rent rates escalate up to four times what they were before legalized […]

Initiative petition for medical marijuana fundraises $250K

An initiative petition campaign has raised a quarter of a million dollars in their effect to get medical marijuana on the November ballot. The Missouri Patient Care Act is a state statutory ballot initiative that would allow patients with qualifying medical condition to legally use medical marijuana with the written consent of a doctor. Missourians for Patient Care announced on Friday that they have fundraised $250,000 as they work to get the Missouri Patient Care […]

Turning a New Leaf: Missouri veterans’ fight to save lives through medical cannabis reform

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joshua Lee gained popularity in April when he posted a photo online carrying almost 10,000 Smarties. The Afghanistan veteran stuffed $60 worth of Smarties candies in a bag to represent the annual amount of medication he is scheduled to take to combat his physical and psychological ailments. The bag weighed over 10 pounds and its size is striking. “Prior to myself posting that picture online, I was a […]