TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! EPIC: KANSAS CITY DELEGATION OF MISSOURI HOUSE REPS FILE MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION RESOLUTION!!!
This morning we have a bit of IMPORTANT PROGRESS to report in the struggle to end the drug war in Kansas City . . .
ALL OF OUR FAVORITE MISSOURI HOUSE REPS FROM KANSAS CITY HAVE SIGNED ON TO A MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION RESOLUTION!!!
HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 86
Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment to article X of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section relating to the regulation and taxation of marijuana.
"In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes, and individual freedom, the people of the state of Missouri find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol."
The local players . . .
The measure was introduced by Rep. Brandon Ellington . . . Rep. Ellington has always been one of the most progressive, insightful and community-minded members of the Missouri House. This initiative is a bit of a leap for the young legislator but doesn't seem so much out of character considering the devastating toll the drug war has taken on Kansas City's urban core.
Co-Sponsors . . .
Rep. Randy Dunn is 1st among the Co-sponsors. He's facing an election challenge from Mayor Sly Interrupter and Republican Derron Black so I'm guessing Rep. Dunn needs to do something to relax.
Hilarity . . .
AFTER AN EMBARRASSING WEED BUST REP. JEREMY LAFAVER ISN'T AFRAID TO YELL "LEGALIZE IT" IN FRONT OF ALL THE WORLD!!!
He's a co-sponsor . . . Among other things . . .
Rep. John Rizzo signed on to this one too . . . I'm sure there are a lot of good reasons for it but we'll just call it peer pressure and move on . . .
Finally . . .
On the other side of Missouri, STL Rep. Mike Colona also jumped on board . . . We remember his work from an earlier effort to repeal the gay marriage ban.
And so . . .
CELEBRATE HIGH TIMES IN THE MISSOURI HOUSE FOR KANSAS CITY REPS WHO AREN'T AFRAID TO TAKE A STAND IN THIS DRUG WAR!!!
At the very least, this legislation doesn't settle for half measures and puts the (inevitable) idea of marijuana legalization out there for voters to consider.
Developing . . .