Missouri Dem Introduces Bill to Legalize Marijuana

And tax it at 25 percent


A state lawmaker has filed a bill that would make Missouri the next state to legalize marijuana if passed.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, would impose a 25 percent tax on marijuana, as well as set up a system of state licensing for growers and sellers. Under the system, each county would be allowed to have one retailer for every 2,500 people.