Former Anheuser-Busch CEO Calls for Medical Cannabis Legalization in Missouri – News

The former CEO of brewing giant Anheuser-Busch is now calling for marijuana to be made legal in Missouri.

Last week, Adolphus Busch IV, the last of the Busch family to control the St. Louis-based beer manufacturer responsible for popular brands like Budweiser, sent out a letter encouraging support a push to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program in 2018.

The letter, which was written as part of the New Approach Missouri campaign, urges citizens to back the move in the form of monetary donations and, just as importantly, signatures that will allow the issue to go before the voters in next year’s election.

Although New Approach Missouri and a few other groups have been pushing to legalize marijuana in some fashion in the Show-Me state for the past several years, there have been plenty of setbacks that have kept the concept from coming to fruition.

Just last year, a Missouri judge disqualified thousands of voter signatures, preventing the medical marijuana initiative from being included on the ballot in the presidential election.

Advocates of legal marijuana, including Mr. Busch, believe the state might have a fighting chance at combating the state’s…

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