Recreational Marijuana On Ballot in 2022?
Missouri became the 31st state to legalize medical marijuana 3 years ago.
We have a location in Sedalia where you can purchase it. Missouri Health and Wellness. Click HERE for their website. There is a chance that come 2022 that recreational pot could become legal too. Advocates for the drug are hoping to get the question on the ballot next year.
Under a proposal by Legal MO 2022, recreational weed would be legal for anyone 21 and older. It would expand the number of marijuana business in the Show Me State, as well as automatically expunge some marijuana-related offenses from people’s criminal record.
To date, state health department records show retail dispensaries in Missouri have racked up almost $200 million in sales since lawful transactions began in mid-October 2020. This could become an industry that would create a lot of jobs, and that can certainly help the economy in our state.
I have some family who have worked in very stressful fields, and former military. My nephew has taken a particular interest in this field. I asked him why this is something that appeals to him. His response was simple. It allows him to relax after a stressful day with no side effects for the following day. I have a family member who suffers from MS and marijuana helps with the pain that goes with this disease. I also have a condition that might benefit from marijuana.
What do you think? If this is on the ballot in 2022, would you vote for it? Why or why not? Feel free to share your thoughts.