MO Gov Parson against recreational pot initiative

Governor Parson against recreational marijuana ballot measure
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With Missouri voters heading to the polls in November to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana , Governor Parson says he's against the proposal.

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"There's a lot of people who think, 'hey if I vote for this, we're gonna legalize marijuana.' But what they don't, I'm not sure everyone understands they're going to be doing more for the corporations behind marijuana and for the business side of it, than you ever are for yourself," Parson tells KMOX. The Governor says if Missouri is going to make it legal, it should be legal for the everyday person to grow marijuana in their yard, and not just for corporations to get permission to grow it and make money off people.

Parson says he's also against it because he thinks it could add to the state's problem with crime, mental health and suicide issues.

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