On Tuesday, we passed Amendment 2, making Missouri the 32nd medical marijuana state. Almost as important, we defeated Brad Bradshaw's Amendment 3 and showed that a grassroots coalition can prevail over a single wealthy donor seeking power for himself.
And we won these victories in extremely convincing fashion. Amendment 2 received support from nearly two thirds of Missouri voters, with 65% casting a ballot for it. The results for Amendment 3 look like a mirror image of our success, with 68% of voters repudiating it. We won more votes on Tuesday night than anything else on the ballot in Missouri, making medical marijuana more popular than either Senate candidate, ethics reform, bingo, or the minimum wage!
On behalf of all the New Approach Missouri staff and board members, thank you to everyone who voted for Amendment 2 and a special thanks to those of you who donated or volunteered some of your time to gather signatures, work the polls on Tuesday, or distribute campaign literature to your friends and neighbors. This campaign would not have been possible without the hard work of hundreds of ordinary Missourians who believed they could make a difference and made that dream a reality.
We still need your help today, as we must pay our staff and other final expenses. Can you contribute $100, $50, $25, or $10 now to help with these last minute costs?
Finally, if you have questions about the amendment and its implementation, I encourage you to attend the Fall Missouri Cannabis Conference this Saturday at the Arts and Sciences Building on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. New Approach Missouri general consultant and spokesperson Jack Cardetti and I will both speak about the campaign. You can find more information on the event and the many other great speakers here. We hope to see you there!
Today is Election Day!
Help us get out the vote for Yes on Amendment 2 to bring medical marijuana to Missouri! Doctors, patients, and veterans agree Amendment 2 is the right choice for Missouri, now it’s up to you to bring it home by voting Yes on 2 and No on 3!
Here's what you need to know to cast your ballot and make sure it's counted:
- Find your polling place and hours here →
- Make a voting plan with this guide →
- If you have any problems at the polls, don’t hesitate to call the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline at 1-866-687-8683 or text "Our Vote" to 97779.
Have plans after you vote? Join us for one of our election watch parties tonight in St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield, or Kansas City! RSVP now →
P.S. We need to raise less than $1,000 to reach our final grassroots fundraising goal. If you can contribute $100, $50, $25, or any amount to help us pay our final bills, please contribute now!
Tomorrow is Election Day, and we are counting on you to turn out for Amendment 2!
Amendment 2 puts doctors and patients in charge of medical decisions – not politicians and government bureaucrats. And although it’s not the only medical marijuana initiative on the ballot this year, it’s the best for Missourians.
Here’s why Amendment 2 is the right choice:
- Amendment 2 is a straightforward medical marijuana proposal that would regulate the program through the existing Department of Health and Senior Services. On the other hand, Amendment 3 is a convoluted proposal that would create a Medical Research Board run by one man—Brad Bradshaw, the same man who is funding Amendment 3—who would run the licensing, taxes, and appropriation of those tax dollars.
- Amendment 2 would place a modest tax on medical marijuana that would help our veterans while Amendment 3 places the highest tax on medical marijuana in the country, gouging cancer, epilepsy, and PTSD patients to pay for Bradshaw's pet program.
How can you help?
- Share this Yes on 2/No on 3 graphic on social media →
- Forward this link to 10 other Missouri voters
- Contribute to our $10,000 grassroots fundraising goal. We are only $2,000 away now, and your contribution can help close the gap!
Help us prevail over Amendment 3 by supporting our grassroots campaign to bring medical marijuana to Missouri: contribute now, vote tomorrow, and tell your friends!
P.S. Not sure where your polling place is? Find it by entering your address here →