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US MO: Jackson, St. Louis Counties Team Up To Track Prescription

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 24 Jan 2017 - Jackson County announced Tuesday that it will join St. Louis County in a prescription drug monitoring program as a way to fight abuse of painkillers. Missouri is the only state in the nation without a system to track the sales of prescription drugs.



US MO: Mandatory Drug Testing At Missouri Technical College Is

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 04 Jan 2017 - Mandatory drug testing of students at a two-year technical college in Linn, Mo., has been banned by a federal appeals court. The court has reinstated the ban on mandatory drug testing for most students at the State Technical College of Missouri. The decision was the latest ruling in a 5-year-old lawsuit.



US MO: Column: Debate Over Marijuana in Missouri More Than

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 24 Aug 2016 - Last week a group of Missouri prosecutors announced it had taken legal steps to block voter consideration of a medical marijuana proposition on the November ballot. In a news release, the group said it opposes the measure because pot is illegal under federal law. "Missouri law cannot usurp federal law," the prosecutors claim.



US MO: 3 More Groups Submit Missouri Ballot Petitions

Mon, 09 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Southeast Missourian, 09 May 2016 - JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Proponents of initiatives aimed at sales taxes, cigarette taxes and medical marijuana submitted petitions Sunday in hopes of getting their proposals on the November ballot in Missouri. The petitions submitted Sunday involved two proposed constitutional amendments, one that would prohibit state and local governments from charging sales tax on any services that weren't taxed as of 2015, and another that would allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. A third ballot initiative would phase in a 23-cent-per-pack increase in the cigarette tax from 2017 to 2021.



US MO: Medical Marijuana Bill Fails In Missouri House

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Columbia Daily Tribune, 23 Apr 2016 - JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- The Missouri House has rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana. The legislation failed on a 66-87 vote Thursday after lawmakers scaled it back to only permit cancer patients in hospice to use the drug.



US MO: Violence In St. Louis Traced To Cheap Mexican Heroin

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Apr 2016 - ST. LOUIS - Clara Walker, a mother of nine and grandmother of eight, was peering out the window of her home three years ago after hearing what she initially thought were gunshots from a television crime show. But at that moment, Anthony Jordan, who the authorities say was a gang enforcer known as "Godfather," was spraying gunfire on the street outside, and two bullets struck Ms. Walker, killing her.



US MO: Column: A Scary Truth: When Businesses See Profit in

Sat, 19 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 19 Mar 2016 - Prison Reform Measures Have Helped Lower Rates of Incarceration Half of the Nation's Prison Population Has Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders For-Profit Companies Are Maneuvering for Contracts With Cash-Strapped States



US MO: PUB LTE: Missouri Should Legalize And Regulate Marijuana

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMT

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 21 Nov 2015 - Regarding the editorial "Pot or not?" (Nov. 16): As a sitting chief of police in Missouri, I've seen the rift that our failed marijuana policy continues to create between peace officers and the citizens we serve. Young people aren't prevented from getting marijuana now, because drug dealers don't have to ask for an ID. Families are torn apart, parents lose their children, and racial minorities are arrested and incarcerated for marijuana far more often than whites.



US MO: Local Petition Seeks to Decriminalize Growing Up to Six

Sun, 04 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Columbia Missourian, 04 Oct 2015 - COLUMBIA - Initiative petitions have begun circulating that would revive a proposal for the decriminalization of growing up to six marijuana plants in Columbia. The petition would limit cultivation to a person's home in locked area indoors inaccessible to children. It would make cultivation a municipal offense with a fine of $250 or community service or counseling. The petition also states that medical marijuana may be obtained, possessed and cultivated by seriously ill patients.