Voting remains one of the principle acts of being a citizen of the democracy. And on November 6th, citizens of the “Show Me” state can show up to the polls. There, Missourians can choose to vote for the right to medical marijuana. This ballot appears already complicated by Senate elections and measures to raise the minimum wage. But it does deserve a pause for explanation when it comes to legalizing medical marijuana. On the ballot, two of the measures are amendments to the Missouri state constitution. Only the one which receives the top total vote will be put into the state document. But the third measure would create a new state statute, and in doing so, legalize medical cannabis. This third option could pass even if one of the constitutional amendments also sees itself voted into law. If this happens, the law will see a final decision in court.
Should Missourians who support medical marijuana show up to vote, this state will make the 31st on the list of those who have legalized marijuana. But in order to ensure that this landmark ballot makes sense to all who need to weigh in, here follows the three measures on the ballot,