Some of the hardest working cannabis activists I have ever met are from Missouri. Activists like Anthony Johnson, Sarah Duff, Amber Iris Langston, Jeff Mizanskey, Chris Mizanskey, and many others have fought for reform in Missouri throughout the years in a way that is nothing short of inspiring. It’s a tough state to be pro-cannabis in, and it takes a lot of courage to fight there. Missouri is likely to see one or more medical marijuana ballot initiatives in next year’s election, and Missouri has a great shot of joining other states that have voted to legalize medical cannabis.
This Saturday is Missouri’s semi-annual cannabis conference, with a pre-conference fundraiser on Friday. I encourage people to attend if they are in the area. Below is more information, via an e-mail I received yesterday from Missouri activists John Payne:
This Saturday, November 4, Missouri NORML and Show-Me Cannabis will host the semi-annual, statewide Missouri Cannabis Conference in Springfield at the Springfield-Greene County Library (4653 S Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65810) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Representatives from New Approach Missouri will speak on a panel at the conference at 11:00 a.m.
The night before the conference, Friday, November 3, we are holding a fundraiser to support our campaign for medical cannabis in Missouri at the Metropolitan Grill (2931 E Battlefield Street, Springfield, MO 65804). The event will feature speakers including New Approach Missouri Campaign Manager John Payne, New Approach Missouri Board Chair and Missouri NORML state coordinator Dan Viets, and one of our newer board members Larry Ellison, a local CPA and recent investor in a cannabis business in Washington state.
Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served, which is why we need to send a headcount to the restaurant by tomorrow evening. Ticket prices will increase after tomorrow, so help us get an accurate count by purchasing your early bird tickets here before 5:00 p.m.tomorrow!