In Missouri, Amendment 3 was approved by voters for the legalization of adult use cannabis. PreventEd believes substance misuse should be addressed as a public health concern. Responding through the criminal justice system does not provide equitable opportunities for evidence-based treatments and recovery in a behavioral health setting. Read about our priority areas for legalization regulations as adult use cannabis is implemented in Missouri.
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PreventEd advocates for policies that reduce the risks of substance use and provide interventions that help protect from the harms of substance use. Our support for policies are rooted in the understanding that substance use disorders are a brain disease that can be prevented by reducing risk and increasing protective factors.
Legislators and policy makers look to you for input on these important issues. Just a few phone calls or letters from constituents can make all of the difference. Please take the time to call or write your city and county elected officials, and your representatives and senators.
One of PreventEd’s top legislative priorities is ensuring that Amendment 2, Missouri’s medical marijuana program, is implemented in a way that promotes transparency, legitimacy, and the public health.