I have been working with members of the Show Me Cannabis campaign out of Missouri for over two years now. I am always blown away by how harsh Missouri's marijuana laws are. I'm very glad that the Show Me Cannabis team is one of the strongest reform organizations in the country, and that they are working very hard to achieve marijuana reform in Missouri. Today Missouri saw reform victories with Missouri's Governor granting clemency to two non-violent marijuana offenders. Below are descriptions of both men and the crimes that were pardoned, via KY3.Com:
Bobby Covey has worked in construction and maintenance. In 1988, he was placed on five years' probation after being convicted in Ray County of two counts of selling marijuana.
Steven Lusher has earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Missouri S&T, and has been a senior research specialist for several years. In 1989, he was convicted in Cole County of possession of marijuana and placed on five years' probation;
While these two pardons are very much welcomed, there is still a lot of work to be done in Missouri. Right now a man named Jeff Mizanskey is sitting in a jail cell serving a life sentence for marijuana only offenses. If you live in Missouri, get active with the Show Me Cannabis campaign. Keep working and fighting until all marijuana prisoners are released, and no one has to live in fear in Missouri for consuming a plant that is safer than alcohol. Below is a statement from the Show Me Cannabis campaign about today's pardons: