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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KSDK) – Thirteen initiative petitions related to the legalization of marijuana and hemp products were approved for circulation by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander Wednesday, clearing the way for voters to decide on the issue during the November 2014 election.

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For marijuana legalization to make the ballot, petitioners have to get enough signatures to account for eight percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 governor's election from six of the state's eight congressional districts.

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The petitions ask for the Missouri Constitution to be amended to include four basic points:

-Allow the production, sale, distribution and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by those more than 21 years old

-Allow the state to tax and regulate marijuana

-Change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses

-Allow for medical marijuana

The petitions – which would amend Article I of the Missouri Constitution – were submitted by marijuana activist Dan Viets of Columbia. Signatures are due at 5 p.m. on May 4.

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Legal recreational marijuana became available in Colorado on Jan. 1 after voters passed a measure in November, 2012. Voters in Washington state also passed a similar measure allowing for recreational use of the drug.

Medical marijuana became legal in Illinois this year.

You can see the three iterations of the petitions below:

The official ballot title for six of the initiative petitions, 2014-080, 2014-081, 2014-088, 2014-089, 2014-090 and 2014-092, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

· allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;

· permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;

· change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; and

· allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $142 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

The official ballot title for another five of the initiative petitions, 2014-082, 2014-083, 2014-084, 2014-085 and 2014-086, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

· allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;

· permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;

· change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses and allow individuals who have certain marijuana-related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged; and

· allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $217 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

The official ballot title for the other two of the initiative petitions, 2014-087 and 2014-091, reads:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

· allow the production, sale, distribution, and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by persons at least 21 years old;

· permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana;

· change criminal provisions for marijuana offenses; and

· allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes?

State government expects $1 million in startup costs and annual operating costs starting at $4.6 million, possibly offset by unknown savings in the criminal justice system. Legislative and agency actions will impact potential increased state revenue. The annual revenue increase could possibly exceed $142 million. The fiscal impact to local governments is unknown.

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