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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$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.


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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Amazing Response

On Monday morning, I emailed you asking for your help to raise $10,000 in small contributions for our medical cannabis campaign in the month of September. Since then, we have received nearly $2,000 in online contributions, bringing the total for the month to almost $6,000!

That's a very impressive showing, and I want to thank everyone who has made a contribution to keep our petition drive plowing ahead. Now we just need to maintain that momentum! Contribute $10, $20, $50, or $100 now to help raise the remaining $4k by midnight on September 30.

We are rapidly approaching 75,000 signatures and collecting roughly 6,000 signatures each week and rising. That's tremendous progress, but it can only be sustained with your support. Please take a moment to contribute now!

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Calendar of Events

Oct 17

Kansas City Petitioner Training and Notary Event

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps

Tapcade in Kansas City, MO


We hope you will join us for the medical cannabis Petitioner Training and Notarization Event held every Tuesday,  6-8PM at Tapcade.

You will learn how to collect valid signatures to put medical cannabis on the November 2018 ballot!  We will supply everything you need to get started.  Please invite friends and family, we need around 250,000 signatures so the more the merrier!

1701 McGee St.


If you have completed petition sheets, please bring them to get notarized and turned in.

This event is co-sponsored by NORML KC. RSVP today to help put medical cannabis on the ballot in 2018!


Oct 22

St. Charles Happy Hour and Notary Event

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 03:00 PM


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.


Oct 22

St. Louis Petitioner Training and Notary Happy Hour

Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 03:00 PM

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.