Should Missouri change its marijuana laws? - Toledo News Now, News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Should Missouri change its marijuana laws?

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

Should Missouri change its marijuana laws?

That was the question asked at a roundtable discussion in Poplar Bluff Thursday night.

Panel members, taking the position of reform, argue that cannabis could be a cash crop, not just for medicinal or recreational use, but also for products like textiles and fuel.

Panel experts defending the status quo say those benefits do not outweigh the damage the drug does to users.

The event's host welcomes the discussion.

"Even if people are opposed to what we're advocating, we want them to be there and talk about the issue," said host John Payne, with Show-Me Cannabis. "I think it makes the debate a little more legitimate. It's not just one side they were able to hear tonight.they could hear both sides."

More than 100 people attended and Show Me Cannabis leaders say they hope to get the issue on a ballot soon.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Kapszukiewicz Leads Round table Discussion with Community Members

    Kapszukiewicz Leads Round table Discussion with Community Members

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-12-12 23:43:04 GMT

    Members in Toledo have a better understanding now of the direction they want the city to head moving into the new year due to the Mayor-elect's third round table session.

    More >>

    Members in Toledo have a better understanding now of the direction they want the city to head moving into the new year due to the Mayor-elect's third round table session.

    More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: Timing of Snow Wednesday

    FIRST ALERT: Timing of Snow Wednesday

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-12-12 23:22:40 GMT
    The last storm system brought cold and plenty of wind, though little snow. This next storm system will do the opposite.  As much as 2-4" is possible. This snow may be on and off at times.  A long duration should bring amounts in the Toledo area to 2-4" with lesser amounts likely to the south. The morning commute Wednesday should be dry.  Snowfall will move in from west to east, reaching the Toledo area by the lunch hour. Snow will continue on and o...More >>
    The last storm system brought cold and plenty of wind, though little snow. This next storm system will do the opposite.  As much as 2-4" is possible. This snow may be on and off at times.  A long duration should bring amounts in the Toledo area to 2-4" with lesser amounts likely to the south. The morning commute Wednesday should be dry.  Snowfall will move in from west to east, reaching the Toledo area by the lunch hour. Snow will continue on and o...More >>
  • Heidelberg senior wins 'Piesman' trophy in football

    Heidelberg senior wins 'Piesman' trophy in football

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-12-12 23:10:48 GMT

    Last week, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. But a Heidelberg senior was honored with the almost-as-prestigious Piesman.

    More >>

    Last week, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy. But a Heidelberg senior was honored with the almost-as-prestigious Piesman.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly