What the recreational weed amendment means for Missouri

JOPLIN, Mo. – As November 8 approaches, those debating whether or not Missouri should legalize recreational cannabis are speaking up. KOAM’s Segun Bamidele has the latest.

If passed, the constitutional amendment will remove state prohibitions on purchasing, possessing, consuming, using, delivering, manufacturing and selling marijuana for personal use for adults over the age of 21.

Local police officers say driving under the influence would still remain prohibited. Public use would also be prohibited and regulated by local governments.

The new law would also automatically expunge previous marijuana offenses, with the exceptions of anything involving violence, sales to minors, or a DUI.

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