New Approach Missouri

Doctors decide. Patients benefit.

New Approach Missouri is the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. It’s time to let doctors decide what’s best for patients – because providing medicine shouldn’t be a crime.

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October Signature Scoreboard

 
As of the beginning of October, our volunteers have gathered more than 73,000 signatures! Our total for the month of September, was just under 10,000 at 9,883.

Now, that is a solid total for the month, but to complete signature collection on budget and within our current timeline, we need to average 15,000 signatures each of the next four months. That will give us approximately 135,000 volunteer signatures, which will be supplemented by 130,000 signatures from our paid petitioner workforce and place the issue of medical cannabis on the ballot next November.
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We are entering the stretch run of our petition drive, and we need your help to sprint across the finish line!


As usual, we want to spotlight the amazing volunteers who gathered the most signatures in September:

10. Daniel Seymour: 328
9. Ann Rohan: 366

8. Jeff Mizanskey: 392
7. Rita Yencarelli: 450
6. Douglas Keeth: 466
5. Russell Holt: 513
4. Ron Plackemeier: 539
3. Sarah Lango: 543
2. Damien Johnson: 617
1. Jennifer Shockley: 659
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$1,000 to go!

I'm know you have received a number of emails from us over the past week, but I had to tell you that we are only $1,000 away from our $10,000 goal for grassroots contributions this month! You can bring this quarter to a successful conclusion by contributing $10, $20, $50, $100 or more now!

The goal is within reach, but we still need your support to make it happen. Go here to contribute now!

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Melissa Etheridge: Medical Cannabis and Me

Because I am a musician, people often assume that I must indulge in the fast-paced life that often comes with playing on the road. But they would be wrong. Coming up in the business in the 1980's, I saw plenty of drugs, but it never really appealed to me. I'm not even much of a drinker.

But when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, I found that there was one substance that helped me through: Cannabis.

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My doctors gave me what they called "dose dense" chemotherapy, which is stronger than usual. They could prescribe that level of chemo for me because I was able to take time off work to fight my cancer full time. Unfortunately, the dose dense chemo made the side effects even worse.

My friends told me that medical cannabis could help me handle chemotherapy, so I gave it a try. It worked even better than they said it would. Not only did it treat my nausea better than anything else I tried, it alleviated both my physical and emotional pain. I continue to use cannabis to treat the lasting gastrointestinal effects of the chemo and to help me get a good night's sleep.

I grew up in Leavenworth, Kansas, just across the Missouri River from the northern Kansas City suburbs in Platte County. It saddens me when I think about the tens of thousands of patients in Kansas and Missouri who do not enjoy the same safe, legal access to medical cannabis that I did.

That's why I support groups like New Approach Missouri and Bleeding Kansas, who are dedicated to establishing safe access for patients in their states. In Missouri, you can place a strong medical cannabis initiative on the ballot next fall and ensure medical cannabis as a constitutional right in the state. Kansas does not allow for the initiative process, so I urge all of you in Missouri to take advantage of that opportunity by volunteering to gather petition signatures and contributing to keep the campaign moving forward.

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Calendar of Events

Nov 19

St. Louis Petitioner Training and Notary Happy Hour

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp

Schlafly Bottleworks in St. Louis, MO

Help us legalize medical cannabis in Missouri!

Got signatures? Get them notarized and join other New Approach Missouri volunteers for a bite to eat and a drink.  Even if you only have a few, bring them by and join us this Sunday! 

Want to get signatures? Come by and we will train you to collect valid signatures to put medical cannabis on the ballot in 2018!

Want to sign the petition?  Stop by and sign!  Hope to see you there.

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Nov 19

St. Charles Happy Hour and Notary Event

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 03:00 PM · 1 rsvp

 

Help us legalize medical cannabis! Come get trained on how to volunteer to gather petition signatures!

 

Already have signatures? Get them notarized and join other New Approach Missouri volunteers for a bite to eat and a drink. Even if you only have a few, bring them by and join us this Sunday!

 

Want to sign the petition?  Stop by and sign, and bring your friends and family!  Hope to see you there.

 

This event occurs every Sunday.

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Nov 19

Lee's Summit Petitioner Training and Notary Event

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 4 rsvps

Captain's Sports Bar in Lee's summit, MO

Join us at Captain's Sports Bar for our weekly Sunday petitioner training and notary event in Lee's Summit, Missouri.

 

27909 E Colbern Rd

Lee's Summit, MO

64086

 

Come learn how YOU can help legalize medical cannabis!

 

Get trained to circulate the petition, turn in completed petitions to be notarized, and/or pick up more supplies. You can also just stop in to sign the petition.

 

This event occurs every Sunday.

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