Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Medical Pot Measure Won't Be on Missouri Ballot This Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Medical Pot Measure Won't Be on Missouri Ballot This Year

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JEFFERSON CITY * An initiative to legalize medical marijuana won't go before voters in November, after Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green decided Tuesday that local election authorities were right to toss out thousands of the petition's signatures.

Backed by the nonprofit New Approach Missouri, the measure would have allowed doctors to prescribe marijuana to treat patients with certain conditions, including cancer, epilepsy, Alzheimer's and post- traumatic stress disorder.

The measure fell more than 2,000 signatures short of what was required to get on the ballot, largely because more than 10,000 signatures were thrown out from a district encompassing Jefferson, St. Charles and St. Louis counties.

Signatures must come from registered voters, who fill out forms based on the Missouri county where they registered. …

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