Thank you for your support to give Missourians the opportunity to legalize adult-use marijuana! If you would like your business to become an active petition signing location, these are the current resources needed to get your staff trained and prepared for the signature collection effort. Please follow the steps below to begin:
1. Sign up as a signing location:
Navigate to the signing location (or visit this page if you are a Missouri marijuana dispensary) on the website, and complete the requested information. If you or a manager has already done this, skip this step.
2. Have staff complete the training:
A reminder that all petitioners or signing location staff who will be collecting signatures from the public must get a complete rundown of the rules before doing so. You can easily get the full online training and teach your staff 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! 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 Petitions:
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, we invite you and all employees to join our volunteer Facebook group. The purpose of this group is to coordinate, plan, brainstorm, and share opportunities for volunteers to gather petition signatures to legalize marijuana in Missouri.
3. Collect 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 50 petitions per singing location. 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—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. Gather valid signatures from registered Missouri voters
Once you have watched the training sessions and picked up petitions, you can figure out a petition organizing system that best suits your needs, depending on your preference. If you will have multiple employees collecting signatures, you might find it helpful to use a legal size plastic letterbox with tab dividers to keep petitions organized. Using sticky notes with the petitioner's name attached to petitions can also help from getting them mixed up with another petitioner's. Once a petition has been filled out with its ten signatures, you will want to store this petition in a secure location until it can be signed by its petitioner in the presence of a notary.
5. Get signatures notarized:
Once a petition has been filled out with its signatures, you will want to store completed petitions in a secure location until they can be signed in the presence of a notary. If you do not have a notary on staff or otherwise accessible to you, petitions can be notarized by the campaign when we host local notary and petition events. Contact Ryan Q ([email protected]) when your store is in need of a notary and we will make sure one gets out to you ASAP! It is important to note the staff members who collected signatures must be present when the notary is notarizing the petitions.
We have weekly and biweekly events where staff 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
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. Send her events your location is participating at where you will also have the Legal MO petition and she will share and promote them to our many followers and supporters. We can also include these events and signing opportunities in our campaign email blasts when appropriate.
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 Ryan] with information or questions about new events where your team will be collecting signatures so that we can get it promoted on our channels.
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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