The legalization of recreational use of cannabis will not be a topic when Missouri lawmakers meet at the Capitol next week.

Despite a push from a group of fellow legislators and legalization advocates to review the issue during the special session scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, GOP Gov. Mike Parson decided not to include it as an alternative to a November 8 recreational marijuana ballot measure.

“The call will not be amended to include marijuana legalization,” Kelli Jones, spokeswoman for Parson told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Tuesday.

Crossing Paths PAC and the Missouri Marijuana Legalization Movement dubbed "No On Amendment 3—Missouri Deserves Better" are pushing for the passage of a legalization measure introduced last session and against the legalization ballot measure from a separate group of marijuana activists. The campaign's spokesperson Eapen Thampy revealed that former Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as well as …

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