Effort To Put Recreational Marijuana On Fall Ballot Falters

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An effort to get a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri on the November ballot has collapsed amid the coroanvirus outbreak. The Missourians for a New Approach committee announced Wednesday that it “simply cannot succeed in gathering sufficient signatures” amid restrictions that closed business, restricted public gatherings and forced people to stay home. The group faced a deadline of May 3 to collect 170,000 signatures to get the question of whether to legalize the use of marijuana for those 21 or older on the November ballot.