More than $140,000 has already been spent in the state as stakeholders seek a voice in how lawmakers regulate the lucrative recreational industry.
The life-with-no-parole sentence was allowed under a Missouri law for persistent drug offenders; Jeff Mizanskey already had two drug convictions – one for possession and sale of marijuana in 1984 and another for possession in 1991.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot have steadily softened. Family, friends, supporters and reporters flocked to meet Jeff Mizanskey as he stepped