Kander: Time for Legislature to Pass Medical Marijuana Law
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, who is also the Democratic nominee running for the U.S. Senate, is calling on the Missouri Legislature to pass a law allowing medical marijuana.
Kander on Thursday came out in support of medical marijuana legislation in a statement through the secretary of state's office, not his Senate campaign. He was commenting on a judge's ruling Wednesday that a proposal allowing medical marijuana in Missouri won't go to voters because the number of petition signatures fell short.
Medical marijuana has not been a major issue in the Senate race. A spokesman for incumbent Republican Sen. Roy Blunt says Blunt supports states' rights to determine medical marijuana laws, and has voted to prohibit the federal government from interfering.