Missouri Marijuana Legalization Initiative Approved by Voters

An initiative to legalize marijuana in Missouri by establishing it as a constitutional right has been passed tonight by the state’s voters.

Amendment 3 legalizes the purchase, possession, consumption, use, delivery, manufacturing, and sale of marijuana for all uses for adults who are at least 21 years old. In addition, the initiative allows individuals previously convicted of non-violent marijuana-related offenses to petition to be released from incarceration and/or have their records expunged.

The proposal allows licensed marijuana retail outlets to sale marijuana, marijuana concentrates and other marijuana products such as edibles and topicals. A 6% excise tax will be placed on sales.

The initiative will take effect 30 days after the election.

The full text of Amendment 3 can be found by clicking here.

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication votes are still being counted, but based on a detailed examination of election data we are confident in calling this race.