It’s been a busy month for everyone locally in the movement as we’ve been trying to gather signatures and train new canvassers. Things are beginning to really get ironed out and we have over 100 volunteers trained and collecting signatures out there so far! If you’re in the Columbia area and would like to be trained, we are holding a training session beginning at 6:00 p.m this Monday, December 12 in Middlebush 132 on Mizzou’s campus. For those who aren’t familiar with campus, Middlebush is on the corner of 9th and University. Please encourage your friends to come out and volunteer with Show-Me Cannabis Regulation! We’ll need all the signature gathering help we can get! Also, if you know of any business that would be willing to be a permanent signing location here in Columbia, encourage them to have their staff attend the training this monday or email us and we can schedule a training for them at another date.
If you’re in the Jeff City area, don’t worry about making it up to Columbia on Monday because we’ll be coming to you Wednesday! SMCR will be hosting a training starting at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 14 in McClung Park in Jefferson City. After the training we will launch a signature gathering drive at that location until 6 p.m., so if you simply want to sign the initiative without volunteering to canvas for signatures yourself, show up around 4:00.
Lastly, I had the wonderful opportunity to write a guest editorial for the Maneater this week about our signature drive and our efforts to regulate cannabis like alcohol. You can read that column in full on the Maneater’s website.
Hope to see you all next week!