A Hypothetical Case for Legalizing Marijuana in Missouri

To avoid going to jail, Mark Shanklin from St. Louis needs to persuade the Missouri Supreme Court that voters in the state approved a farming-friendly constitutional amendment with the express intent of legalizing the cultivation of marijuana back in 2014 already. Forgetting for now the question of whether he will succeed or not, he argues in court on November 7, his case raises an important hypothetical. What would happen to Shanklin if, somehow, Missouri legalized cannabis? In this parallel state, Shanklin and others like him would not go to jail…

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