Challenge to marijuana ballot question jettisoned at Missouri Supreme Court | MarijuanaPosted by On

JEFFERSON CITY — A campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Missouri cemented its place on the Nov. 8 ballot on Tuesday when the state Supreme Court decided not to consider a challenge to the initiative petition.

On Friday, the Cole County Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit that sought to remove Amendment 3 from the ballot after Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft certified the question.

Ashcroft placed the initiative petition on the ballot after initial counts from local officials showed canvassers had failed to collect enough signatures to qualify.

Attorneys for Joy Sweeney, a Jefferson City resident who sued the state to remove Amendment 3 from the ballot, argued Ashcroft’s unusual review of signatures following contact with the Legal Missouri 2022 campaign fell outside the bounds of state law.

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