FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Executive Committee of the Missouri Libertarian Party has unanimously voted to endorse the medical marijuana amendment that will appear on the general election ballot in November. The Libertarian Party has worked to end the failed "war on drugs" since its inception in 1971.
"I believe that giving sick people access to medicinal cannabis is not only the humane thing to do", Rick Vandeven, Vice-Chair of the Missouri Libertarian Party stated, "but it will be a good start to ending marijuana prohibition which is a costly, unnecessary burden to taxpayers, and ruins lives."
The Missouri Libertarian Party will continue their long tradition of supporting groups that are also working to end marijuana prohibition by hosting events and fundraisers, and handing out educational material at information booths sponsored by the Party.
Plank 1.7 of the Libertarian Party platform reads, "The prescribed role of government is to protect the rights of every individual including the right to life, liberty and property. Criminal laws should be limited in their application to violations of the rights of others through force or fraud, or to deliberate actions that place others involuntarily at significant risk of harm. Therefore, we favor the repeal of all laws creating "crimes" without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes."
The Missouri Libertarian Party strongly urges a "yes" vote in November to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
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