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Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Marijuana Legalization For Ladies

marijuana women female ladiesBy Amber Langston

Last week in Kansas City, Show-Me Cannabis launched the first of many salons to come geared specifically for ladies. About 50 people (mostly women) packed the room at the “Women and Cannabis” meet-up at the Bluebird Bistro on Thursday, January 8, to discuss how women are uniquely affected by marijuana prohibition — and why women are in a unique position to end that prohibition. Many shared their own stories of encounters with law enforcement. Others were surprised to learn that women in prison are routinely shackled during child-birthing or that children may be removed from a home on mere suspicion of illegal drug use. All agreed that our current punitive policies don’t work, and that women have a unique opportunity to bring about a more nurturing and health-based approach to dealing with cannabis use.

I must say, attending this event was truly one of the most empowering situations of which I have been able to be a part. Up to this point, we have never truly created a space for women in Missouri to dialogue on these issues. Not only is it vital to “get the vote” of the female demographic currently in support of prohibition, there is value in making room for women to participate in this new industry. Like so many other areas of business, the playing field of “cannabusiness” is dominated by male leadership. So as we all work to move the marijuana market out of the shadows of illegal activity, I hope that we can ensure support for the success of women in this industry.

Please keep an eye out for future events throughout Missouri!

We intend to have an event in Kansas City again on Thursday, February 5, but, since we filled capacity at our last location, the next venue is yet TBA.

In Columbia, we will have a Women and Cannabis event on Wednesday, February 4 (location TBA).

St. Louis will be planning a ladies-centered event in the near future — look for something in late February or early March.

Springfield is planning for something major in May, but don’t be surprised if activists demand something sooner. So keep an eye out!

The legislative session has also begun in Jefferson City, and as moms, daughters, and sisters, women should be presenting their voices to our legislators. If you are interested in getting involved with the women’s lobby for Show-Me Cannabis or would like to help organize a local event, please send me an email at amber@show-mecannabis.com.

Finally, if you want learn more about why I personally feel this fight is important, you may want to check out the feature story printed in last week’s edition of The Kansas City Star. As my mom is quoted saying, “If she really believes something is not a right rule, she is willing to fight about it. And when she really believes in something, she puts her whole self into it.”

Please help me fight and contribute today!

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  • Johnny Bloomington

    Glad to see MO with movement!

  • Brando Riordan

    awesome good to see it all moving in different ways! Don’t forget to mention that st. Louis is a border City.. Illinois went medicinal if I recall..I would hammer on that hard core

  • ZEMTEK

    This is For the People of the state of Missouri that want Legalization to happen. Stand up and get your voice heard now till the end of january 2015. Please let the state know what you think. There is a 1000 character limit. http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/Petitions/default.aspx?PageId=12
    Here is my responce to the MISSOURI RESTORATION AND PROTECTION ACT Petition 2016-013 I ran out of room saying all the good things about this petition.
    This bill is great. It is a bill that will end a good part of the war on our people. We need to face it Cannabis is non toxic so I can understand not having an age limit. It also has no plant limit. The benefits of this is that cbd oils come down in price a lot. Right now in CO if you get on special short list your lucky to get a month supply of cbd oil for 100.00. Then other people are having to pay 1000.00 a month for cbd oil. And both have an insane waiting list. Plus you will completely eliminate the cannabis black market with this bill. This also allows small time farmers to make a decent living selling product to medical places. This will boost the economy here in MO a lot. This plant should truly be taxed just like any other crop, just like peanuts. Did you know peanuts kill 100 people a year and cannabis doesn’t kill anyone? We don’t put any limits on having peanuts in our possession. So it should be the same for cannabis. Please do what is good for MO and approve this.
    To learn more about Missouri Cannabis Reform. Please join.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/407826009376872/
    Here is my respsonse to the petition 2016-009 that SMC (Show Me Cannabis) has submitted.
    This petition is an insult to MO and the cannabis community. 1. It gives money to cops and cops are at an all time low in history. Cops don’t even obey the Sunshine laws here in MO. Cops can go through the normal channels for their budgets. Besides cannabis is about healing and joining people so to give any one extra is just crazy and a lot of us feel this way. Any money gained from cannabis should be put towards programs that everyone uses. Like the horrible school system we have in Missouri or Rehab or further research into more uses for cannabis.
    2.This law would just allow to harass cannabis users in another way through DUI. Which just continues this war that we are in. We need to end this war on the American people and this bill just moves the war to a new front instead of ending it.
    3.Its too long and in that lawyer lingo, people don’t like signing stuff they do not understand.
    I could give you a few more why not approve this, but running out of space. Please do not approve
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    Ok even SMC say that the kc bill is ideal. We can all agree on this. But SMC seems to think Missourians are not smart enough to recognize an ideal bill. I will have to admit i used to think thier way too. But then i decided to go to some of these small towns and actually talk with local folk and they surprised the hell out of me. I could have never been so wrong in my life. These people despite a horrible education system, are very reasonable people if you just educate them. Its not that we are not smart here in Missouri we are just unedcated. You give the missourians the correct information we can make a logical educated choise.
    So i guess SMC is just betting on that the Missourians are not smart enough. They want to shove the same ol bull crud down our throats. Its time we stop bs laws that favor 1 group over another. Who is to say cops deserve more money for pensions over the farmer that works to the bone to provide us with the very life blood we all need to live on?
    We have 2 years to educate the people of Missouri and pass a bill thats good for the people MISSOURI RESTORATION AND PROTECTION ACT instead of bad bill like the Show-Me Cannabi bill.
    If you would like to learn more about both bills please join Missouri Cannabis Reform.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/407826009376872/