Medical marijuana in Missouri could soon happen after the Missouri Secretary of State approved an initiative petition from New Approach Missouri and Show-Me Cannabis.

Now the two groups can begin to collect the 160,000 valid signatures necessary to get the medical marijuana in Missouri initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

The groups will disseminate petitions to businesses and other establishments which have agreed to be permanent signing locations.

John Payne, political director of New Approach Missouri, said petitions will be in the hands of volunteers in the next couple of weeks.

He is seeking additional permanent locations throughout the state of Missouri.  If you know of or own a business establishment with regular business hours and would like to host a petition, please contact John at info@newapproachmissouri.com. New Approach Missouri will send someone to train staff as soon as possible.

John also said the organizations were looking to hire a professional signature gathering firm.That firm will gather many of the signatures directly. It will also coordinate volunteers and validate all signatures to ensure that they are from registered Missouri voters.

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