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Missouri Voters Face Three Medical Marijuana Proposals In November

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    Come November Missouri voters will be faced with three different initiatives to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
 We'll break down the initiatives and what happens if more than one passes.

Let's break down the three proposals first.
    Petition 2018-041 would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, impose a 15% tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on wholesale flowers and leaves sold to licensed facilities.
    Funds collected here would be used to fund a state research facility to research to develop cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases and medical conditions.
    Petition 2018-051 would again, legalize medical marijuana, but this one would impose a 4% tax on retail sale - and direct funding for health and care of veterans, and to help regulate medical marijuana facilities.
    The third - Petition 2018-271 - would again, legalize medical marijuana, collect a 2% tax on the retail sale - and use those funds for veterans services, drug treatment, early childhood, and public safety in cities with a medical marijuana facility.
    Now, what happens if they all should pass?
    That's the easy part - if voters approve two or more conflicting statutes at the same election - the statute receiving the largest yes vote would be the winner, even if it didn't get the greatest majority of yes votes - so - for example, if option 1 got 110 yes votes, and 105 no votes, and option two got 80 yes votes, but 0 no votes, option 1 would still be the winner.
    There are other initiatives on the ballot as well - so make sure you read each part carefully.

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