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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Opinion: Interesting Bongs Are Fun

Posted By on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 7:20 AM

Now that marijuana is legal for medical use in Missouri and entirely legal in many other states, you can enjoy your high in a plethora of ways, which seems preferable to the days when you had to know a guy who knew a guy whose brother sold the cheapest...

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Missouri's Ex-Cannabis Convicts Find Legalization Out of Reach

Posted By on Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 6:29 AM

On July 1, more than ten years after he entered prison, Robert Franklin walked out of Missouri's Moberly Correctional Center to cheers from a crowd of family members and activists. They greeted him with balloons and handmade signs that read "Welcome Back Robert" and "No Longer Inmate #1019334." It...

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Democrats Push for Federal Marijuana Legalization, Expungement

Posted By on Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 1:55 PM

This story was first published in the Detroit Metro Times, a sister paper of the RFT. The U.S. Congress is closer than ever to legalizing weed — and the leader of the Democratic-majority Senate says he'll use all of his political power to make it happen. A day after...

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Medicinal Marijuana Delivery Service Coming Soon to the St. Louis Area

Posted By on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 at 6:45 AM

For those too stoned and/or lazy to pry themselves off the couch to re-up their cannabis supply — or, more importantly, those for whom health issues or other disabilities make such a prospect a difficult one — comes good news: Medicinal marijuana delivery is coming soon to the St....

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Swade Cannabis' Delmar Location Is Now Open in a Former Church in the Loop

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 2:39 PM

Swade Cannabis, the line of dispensaries operated by St. Louis-based BeLeaf Medical, has opened its highly (see what we did there?) anticipated Loop location this week at 6166 Delmar Boulevard. The new shop held its soft opening on Thursday, June 24. The dispensary is housed in a renovated church...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Missouri Cannabis Activists to Unveil Adult Use Initiative for 2022

Posted By on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 6:20 AM

Backers of Missouri's successful 2018 ballot measure that legalized medical marijuana say they plan to unveil their next effort — an initiative petition targeting the 2022 ballot to legalize recreational use — by the end of June. The timing will allow signature collection to begin in August, says John...

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

After 9 Years in Prison for Weed, Trevor Saller Prepares for Freedom

Posted By on Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 6:51 PM

On May 24, 2011, two young men faced felony drug charges after police tracked several pounds of marijuana arriving by mail to a home in Warren County, Missouri, about an hour's drive west of St. Louis. One of them, Trevor Saller, is still in prison. "I was young and...

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

After Legislative Blunder, Missouri Drug Offenders Can Only Wait

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2021 at 6:38 AM

Trapped in prison sentences equivalent to those issued for violent crimes, Missouri's "prior and persistent" drug offenders have experienced a recent run of high hopes and devastating disappointments. On May 14, the very last day of the Missouri legislative session, what amounted to a clerical error deleted an amendment...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

UPDATE: Missouri Screws Up Fixing State's Harshest Drug Law

Posted By on Tue, May 18, 2021 at 6:27 AM

Update, May 18: An amendment that sought to open a door to freedom for non-violent drug offenders was mistakenly removed from the final version of Senate Bill 26, ending any chance for the measure's passage this year. The reversal is a crushing blow to inmates trapped in non-parolable sentences,...

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Monday, May 17, 2021

Kind Goods Medical Marijuana Dispensary Now Open in Fenton

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 2:31 PM

This weekend marked the grand opening of Kind Goods (180 Gravois Bluffs Circle, Suite B), Fenton’s newest medical marijuana dispensary. Located in the popular Gravois Bluffs shopping center in front of Target, the shop aims to prove that “healthy communities can be built around its responsible use.” The Kind...

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