Frequently Asked Questions - New Approach Missouri

Frequently Asked Questions


How / Where do I sign?

Can I sign online?

How can I help gather signatures?

What kind of volunteering work is available?

Can I donate with Paypal?

Is it true that we’re paying for signatures?

How is New Approach Missouri different from Show-Me Cannabis?

I already donate to Show-Me Cannabis. Is this going towards New Approach Missouri?









How / Where do I sign?
Now that our initiative has been approved by the Missouri Secretary of State for circulation, signature-gathering sheets will be distributed in the coming weeks. We will list on our website the nearest place that you can sign. There will also be volunteers and professional signature gatherers collecting signatures across Missouri.

If you are interested in volunteering to collect signatures, you can sign up here. T he signature gathering effort will be costly, and we cannot collect the 160,000 signatures necessary without your help. If you would like to support the signature gathering effort, please consider a donation to New Approach Missouri.


Can I sign online?
To sign the petition, you need to sign an initiative signature-gathering sheet. As state law requires handwritten signatures, you cannot sign online.


How can I help gather signatures?
Getting medical cannabis on the 2016 Missouri ballot is going to require gathering 160,000 signatures! That’s a huge task, and we can’t do it without your help! In the coming weeks, we will begin distributing signature sheets. If you would like to volunteer to help gather signatures, you can sign up here, and we’ll let you know when we’re getting started!

Gathering such a huge number of signatures in such a short period of time will be a costly task. In order to gather enough signatures before the deadline, we will have to fund a large campaign, support the apparatus for a huge volunteer operation and hire a professional signature gathering firm. This means that donations are essential to supporting the signature gathering effort. fou can click here to donate to New Approach Missouri and help fund the massive effort needed to get medical cannabis on the 2016 ballot!


What kind of volunteering work is available?
This campaign is only as strong as our dedicated volunteer base. There are a number of ways volunteers can help the campaign, including:
1. Gathering signatures,

2. Fundraising online,

3. Sharing campaign content on social media.

You can get started as a volunteer by signing up here!


Can I donate with Paypal?
All of our donations are processed through Paypal’s secure servers, so you can safely support medical cannabis in Missouri. Donations using a Paypal account are coming very soon (keep an eye out for an announcement email, and if you’re not on our email list sign-up here).


Is it true that we’re paying for signatures?
No. We are not paying people to sign the petition.

However, gathering 160,000 signatures before the deadline is a costly task. We will need to fund a huge campaign, as well as support a large volunteer effort, which includes hiring a professional signature gathering firm. If you are in a position to support New Approach Missouri financially, please consider donating here.


How is New Approach Missouri different from Show-Me Cannabis?
Show-Me Cannabis is the organization advocating for the legalization of cannabis in Missouri. Whereas New Approach Missouri is a campaign committee with the single goal of passing this medical cannabis initiative in 2016.

Although New Approach Missouri works closely with Show-Me Cannabis, we are a separate entity. Once the campaign is over, New Approach Missouri’s job will be done, and it will cease operations. Show-Me Cannabis, on the other hand, will continue to advocate for reforms including industrial hemp, record expungement, and the legalization of cannabis for adult use.


I already donate to Show-Me Cannabis. Is this going towards New Approach Missouri?
Donations to Show-Me Cannabis are spent in a variety of ways, all geared towards reforming cannabis laws in Missouri. While the New Approach Missouri campaign is one of the many projects that Show-Me supports financially, there is no guarantee that a donation to Show-Me Cannabis will go directly towards New Approach Missouri.