Meet the Team

John Payne | Campaign Manager

John Payne graduated with a degree in history from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2005. While in college, John also served as the treasurer and vice president of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy, demonstrating his longstanding interest in ending destructive prohibitionist policies. In 2018, he managed the successful campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri with the passage of what is now Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution. After the campaign, John formed Amendment 2 Consultants, where he works with numerous licensed marijuana businesses, both in Missouri and across the country, as well as advising further efforts to reform marijuana laws nationwide.