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Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Endorses Medical Marijuana Initiative

  • by NORML June 15, 2018

    Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice and former Dean of the St. Louis University Law School, Michael A. Wolff, will speak in support of the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative at a marijuana law reform conference which will take place at the St. Charles Opera House, 311 N. Main Street, in St. Charles this Saturday, June 16. Judge Wolff is a professor emeritus of law at St. Louis University and a highly respected legal scholar.

    Preceding his remarks at 4:00 p.m., there will be a full day of fascinating speakers. Mr. Paul Armentano, national Deputy Director of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) will speak at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Armentano is one of the nation’s most knowledgeable and articulate experts on the science of medical marijuana. He will speak about how the legalization of medical marijuana in 29 other states has dramatically reduced opioid overdose and provided relief from suffering to thousands of Americans.

    At 2:00 p.m., the leader of the St. Louis NAACP, Mr. Adolphus Pruitt, will speak, followed by Mr. Tom Mundell at 2:20 p.m. Mr. Mundell is the former commander of the Missouri Association of Veterans’ Organizations (MAVO). He is a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran.

    At 2:40 p.m., Mr. Jeff Mizanskey will speak. Jeff was sentenced to serve life without possibility of parole for minor marijuana offenses. He has no other criminal convictions. After serving more than 21 years in prison, his sentence was commuted by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon following a nationwide campaign urging the Governor to do so.

    At 1:00 p.m., a panel of health experts and patients will discuss how medical marijuana is helpful to people with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. At 11:30 a.m., St. Louis Alderperson Megan Green will speak about her efforts to reform local marijuana laws through the St. Louis Board of Alderpeople and through the initiative process. Earlier speakers will review the status of the New Approach Missouri Medical Marijuana Initiative campaign and other state, national and local marijuana law reform efforts.

    For more information, contact Dan Viets via email at danviets@gmail.com.

    15 responses to “Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Endorses Medical Marijuana Initiative”

    1. Mark Enloe says:

      Finally, the ground swell comes to big MO.
      Can’t wait till the vote in November.

    2. Julian says:

      A couple of weeks too early for my road trip through Missouri. Would have liked to have the chance to meet Judge Wolff, and NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano, who deserves a great debt of gratitude for the work he does setting the record straight with peer reviewed longitudinal science.
      Megan Green would be interesting to meet. Perhaps I can get a venue for her in St Louis around Washington University to set up a speech? Maybe at the Pageant on Delmar? I’ll be in St Louis for a few days around July 4th. Justin or Kevin have my email. I’ll try contacting Dan Viets.

    3. Dain Bramage says:

      Medicine is a human right. That means all of us.

      But if there is one state that deserves this advance in social justice, right now, it is Missouri.

      Vote!!!
      http://norml.org/action-center/item/register-to-vote
      https://www.vote.org

    4. Rusty says:

      Do you have a site where I can read the remarks that Former Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice said about Medical Marijuana at the law reform conference.

    5. Dain Bramage says:

      Republicans are evil, because they pledge loyalty to a fascist white supremacist agenda.

      I will never ever abide by that evil. Fuck Trump, now and forever!

      • Dain Bramage says:

        The marijuana legalization movement must never endorse fascism. Therefore, the marijuana legalization movement must always oppose Trump.

        Any organization that endorses Trump, I’m out! Period. And, so too are all people of good conscience.

        There is no getting around this fact: you can be part of the marijuana legalization movement, or you can be part of the fascist white supremacist movement; but you can’t be both.

        Why? Simple: Fascism and Freedom are incompatible.

        You Republicans can masturbate to The Constitution all you want — you’re still nothing but Fascist Pigs. Trump and the Republican Party are now the fascist, white supremacist, party of Putin. They are one in the same. If you are a Republican, you are a traitor to Freedom.

        Fascist Nazis may enjoy marijuana like everyone else, and they probably do. That doesn’t make them fit to represent the marijuana legalization movement.

        We who support marijuana legalization are good people! We do NOT support child snatching, treason, sexual assault, ethnic purging, or any of the other kinds of foul shit which the Republicans love to eat, drink, and roll around in.

        I appreciate that NORML wants to be bipartisan. Problem is, there is no such thing anymore, because there is no longer a two-party system — there are the Democrats, and then there is Putin.

        When you are dealing with a hostile foreign power, “bipartisanship” becomes Treason.

        • Terry Huskey says:

          I have served my country honorably and would do it again, if called upon. I would like for someone just one time tell me to my face that I am a traitor to my country. I would have to guess that Dain Bramage is just like any other liberal.

      • Daniel Smyth says:

        Weak VERY Weak and Childish

      • Jack Stinnett says:

        Crooked Killary clinton and the dnc are headed to prison. President Trump Making America Great Again and legalizing marijuana and draining the swamp and building the wall.

    6. Laura Anderson says:

      My son sentenced to 15 years in prison $5 million restitution five-year probation took all his legally registered guns where he had his carry conceal license.. what you don’t even need anymore.. Best part with the story they want on bogus tips from someone busted with marijuana so he was making up all kinds of stories and lies so they raided my house at 33 years where my son didn’t even live thinking to find millions of dollars hundred pounds of marijuana scales to wear in money counters never had it never would have walked out empty-handed just are legally registered guns .. held for four years in a steel cage jail no bond The people that testified against him in court all got busted with large quantities of marijuana Tommy didn’t even have a seed so you see where this is going the prosecutor was as corrupt as you can get…We’ll see where this goes he has all his appeals I’m sure a law abiding constitutional panel of judges will see beyond this thank you

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