Why is it illegal for people in the state of Missouri to be in possession of marijuana when some states, like California and Colorado, have legalized recreational and medicinal use of it?
If a legal adult makes pot brownies in Colorado, it is legal, but if that person decides to take them to Kansas, right across the state line, they have the potential for jail. That person had better not come to Missouri because if they are busted twice with more than 10 grams of marijuana, they have the possibility of spending up to one year in prison and a $2,000 fine. And tax dollars would pay for them to sit in an already overcrowded jail.
However, if the same person were fortunate enough to live in a state where the possession of marijuana is not considered a crime, they would just go on their way. So here’s an idea: Maybe we should encourage lawmakers to re-evaluate our marijuana laws and be a little less uptight about a plant that grows from the ground.