We Did It!!!!
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!