Overflow Crowd Attends Cannabis Reform Rally

can_rally_2An overflow crowd of area residents gathered for a town-hall meeting held on October 21 at the Cape Public Library ,to hear guest speaker John Payne of the Show Me Cannabis organization speak about Cannabis laws and how they might be reformed. ( Photos courtesy of Rick VanDeven )

On October 17 the Southeast Missourian reported:

“Show-Me Cannabis, a group that advocates for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Missouri, is sponsoring a town-hall meeting Monday at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, according to an email from John Payne, executive director of Show-Me Cannabis Regulation.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature St. Louis police sergeant and tea party activist Gary Wiegert, state Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, and Payne discussing the topic and taking questions from the audience, the email said.

Show-Me Cannabis also has held meetings in Rolla, Mo., Joplin, Mo., Columbia, Mo., and Moberly, Mo.”


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2 Responses to “Overflow Crowd Attends Cannabis Reform Rally”

  1. Another issue is how legalization of hemp in Missouri would impact Missouri’s farmers. Hemp is used for clothing and even methanol (for cars), and could be of great economic benefit to our rural communities. That’s something that’s never mentioned in the establishment media. “On a per-acre basis, one estimate claims that hemp nets farmers more income ($250-$300) than either corn or soybeans ($100-$200). A full crop of hemp only takes 90 days to grow, yielding four times more paper per acre…” http://missouritenth.com/2012/06/08/is-industrial-hemp-good-for-agriculture-in-missouri/

    • Not a lot of people know it, but Missouri and Kentucky were major Hemp producing states prior to the Civil War. Major General J.O. Shelby was a hemp producer and owned a rope producing factory before the War.

      Hemp could supply ALL of the nation’s paper needs, can be used to make clothing and can even be used to produce fuel.

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