JEFFERSON CITY — On Nov. 6, Missourians will be asked to change state law to allow the legalization of medical marijuana.
“While I haven’t taken a position on any of the three proposals until now, I find several provisions in Amendment 3 very troubling,” said Sen. Munzlinger, chairman of the Missouri Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee. “Most concerning is language that threatens private property owners by abusing eminent domain laws and actually expanding the power of eminent domain in our Missouri Constitution for a research campus. No one should be allowed to take your property without your consent and just compensation. For that reason, I urge my fellow Missourians to vote NO on Amendment 3.”
The specific language in Section 6, subsection (i) states: As funds become available, the Land Acquisition Board shall have authority to negotiate, acquire, and purchase property for the research campus. The Land Acquisition Board may use any and all legal means to acquire and purchase such property for the campus.
Senator Munzlinger is a third-generation Missouri farmer. He is also a 1978 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS Degree in General Agriculture and a teaching certificate in Agriculture. Senator Munzlinger is a proud member of the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, NFIB, State Fair Foundation, University of Missouri Alumni Association and a life member of the National Rifle Association. Senator Munzlinger also serves on the advisory board to the University of Missouri’s Greenley Research Center and the board of directors for the NEMO Grain Processors Co-op.