Thirty states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use and Missouri could join them if at least one of three medical marijuana issues on the ballot passes on Nov. 6.
Amendment 2: “New Approach Missouri” imposes a 4% sales tax on medical marijuana and sends all the proceeds to veterans.
Proposition C: “The Patient Care Act” is a statuary amendment with a sales tax at 2%. The proceeds are split four ways: drug treatment, veteran care, public safety and early childhood center.
Amendment 3: “Find the Cures” imposes a 15% sales tax used to fund a research institute devoted to finding cures for cancer and other intractable diseases.
Also on the ballot
Proposition B The measure increase the minimum wage from $7.85 to $8.60 in 2019; $9.45 in 2020; $10.30 in 2021; $11.15 in 2022; and $12.00 in 2023. Thereafter, increases or decreases in the minimum wage would be tied to changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.
Clean Missouri: This is an initiative asking voters to tighten campaign contribution limits, ban lobbyist gifts, institute a two-year “cooling off” period for lawmakers-turned-lobbyists, start a new redistricting system in 2020 and require lawmakers to adhere to the Sunshine Law.
Amendment 4: Reduces the time a person must be a member of an organization to manage a bingo game for that organization from two years to six months and removes the constitutional ban on organizations advertising bingo games.
Proposition D: increase the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon, with revenue from the motor fuel tax increase dedicated to the state highway patrol. The proposition also exempts prizes for Special Olympics, Paralympics, and Olympics from state taxes; and creates a dedicated fund for certain road projects that reduce traffic bottlenecks that affect freight.