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Two perspectives on Missouri's legal marijuana amendment

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Missouri voters are weeks away from casting their ballot on recreational marijuana. Even for those who support legalizing weed, Amendment 3 has drawn complaints about how licenses are distributed and whether it goes far enough in clearing criminal records.

In just a few weeks, Missouri voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana, but some supporters of legal weed says the amendment on November’s ballot is not the way to do it.

Up To Date host Steve Kraske spoke with John Payne, campaign manager for Legal MO 2022, to discuss the specifics of how the Missouri marijuana industry would change under this initiative, and with state Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, who supports the legalization of weed but says Amendment 3 is unclear and is concerned about how Missouri will approach expungement, tax and equity.

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Kansas City Today is hosted by Nomin Ujiyediin. It is produced by Byron Love and KCUR Studios and edited by Gabe Rosenberg and Lisa Rodriguez.

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