Thank you for your support to give Missourians the opportunity to legalize adult-use marijuana! If you would like to become a volunteer petitioner, these are the resources you need to get prepared and trained for the signature collection effort. Please follow the steps below to begin:
1. Get signed up as a volunteer:
Navigate to the Volunteer page on the website, and complete the requested information. If you have already done this, skip this step.
2. Get trained:
You can easily get the full online training and learn how to correctly gather signatures so you avoid simple mistakes. You should watch the training video embedded below or attend one of our upcoming Zoom trainings! Check our website or Facebook to see our scheduled virtual training or ask us how you can get trained in person! All petitioners who will be collecting signatures from the public must get a complete rundown of the rules before doing so. We recommend a combination of reading over the presentation slides and petition collection instructions, in addition to watching the training video below. It's always handy to keep a printed copy of the instructions around to reference! These guidance materials are linked below and include important campaign talking points you can use to explain the petition language when gathering signatures:
Guidance and Training Materials for all Petitioners:
The Complete Adult-Use Ballot Initiative text (do not print and use for signing purposes)
Volunteer FB Group
Once you are trained on the rules, please join the hundreds of other team members in our volunteer Facebook group! This is where we coordinate, plan, brainstorm, and share opportunities for volunteers to gather petition signatures to legalize marijuana in Missouri.
3. Get blank petitions:
After you've completed your training, it's time to get some blank petitions! You cannot print your own petitions and must use official Legal Missouri 2022 petitions. Petitions will always live at several hubs in the major metro areas across Missouri. We ask that you only take a max of 10 petitions per volunteer. You can find the petition hubs by clicking here. Or, you can see the hubs located below:
Petition Hub Pickup Locations
STL City—Amendment 2 Consultants (A2C) Office—2008 S 8th Street Saint Louis 63104 (Call or text Ryan Q to make sure someone is around to let you in 3147286880)
STL County—Greenlight (airport) 4451 Brown Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134
STL County—N'Bliss (Manchester)—1266 Old Orchard Center, Manchester, MO 63021
Columbia—Shangri-La (superstore)—1401 Creekwood Pkwy, Columbia, MO 65202
KC—Fresh Green (Waldo)—7130 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
Independence—Greenlight—3721 S Noland Rd Unit A, Independence, MO 64055
North KC—BesaMe—1041 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116
Springfield—Terrabis—850 E Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803
Joplin—BesaMe—25733 Fir Rd, Joplin, MO 64801
St. Joseph—Vertical—908 N Belt Hwy, St Joseph, MO 64506
4. Get signatures:
We have a few events coming up where you will have the opportunity to collect signatures and meet other volunteers. If you are interested in signing up to work any of the following events or have ideas for other events, please contact [email protected] to get squared away.
Remember that you have the right to collect signatures in public (i.e. tax-payer funded) spaces such as public sidewalks, public parks, and outside public buildings such as libraries, City Halls and Courthouses. To collect signatures on private property you will need to get permission.
5. Get notarized:
Once a petition has been filled out with its signatures, you will want to store completed petitions in a secure location until it can be signed in the presence of a notary. We have weekly and biweekly events where volunteers can turn in petitions to get notarized, the events page will always tell you the exact location and time of these events but generally, these events are held at:
Picassos Coffee House, Saint Charles on Sunday's from 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Opera House Coffee & Food Emporium, Kansas City every Sunday from 1:30PM - 3:30PM (Starting on 2/20/2022)
Schlafly Bottleworks, St. Louis every Sunday from 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This will be a great opportunity to meet other volunteers and get petitions notarized and turned in to the campaign team! Remember, if you are a notary you may not notarize your own petitions.
Jessica Kelly—Social Media Manager
Contact Jessica for guidance on social media posts, sharing photos, or with ideas for new and engaging online content.
Ryan Quinones—Statewide & STL Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Ryan with questions about trainings, signing locations, petitions, and other supplies, campaign website.
Bonnie Boime—Event Coordinator & STL Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Bonnie [cc Jessica and me] with information or questions about new events where your team will be collecting signatures so that we can get it promoted on our channels.
Justice Gatson—KC Volunteer Coordinator
Contact Justice to get plugged in to the KC scene and get started with one of our signature drives! Justice will get you trained and fully prepared to hit the streets with the rest of our team.
If you have any further questions/comments/concerns please contact the person above that most suits your question/comment/concern. Thank you for all of your help!
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