A successful political consultant has joined the New Missouri Approach in their campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri.
Wrap: A campaign committee focused on getting the medical marijuana issue on the 2016 ballot has hired a new consultant. Jack Cardetti has joined New Approach Missouri in their effort to legalize medical marijuana.
Cardetti is known for his work on past campaigns like Gov. Jay Nixon's and Secretary of State Jason Kander's. Cardetti says their campaign is on track with the rest of the country.
|Description: We think it's just a really timely issue. You know, 20, you know, what we're gonna do is seek to have Missouri be the 24th state that allows physicians to recommend small amounts of marijuana to patients that are suffering serious and debilitating illnesses.|
Cardetti says they are in the early stages of their campaign and expect there to be plenty of support throughout the state.
New Approach Missouri has hired a prominant political consultant for their campaign to legalize medical marijuana in 2016.
Wrap: Campaign consultant Jack Cardetti has joined New Approach Missouri in their push to have the medical marijuana issue on the 2016 ballot.
Having previously worked with Gov. Jay Nixon and Secretary of State Jason Kander, Cardetti is not unfamiliar with successful campaigns. He says New Approach Missouri campaign is already underway.
|Description: Well sure, we're really in the coalition, uh building stage right now. So we'll be talking to health care professionals, to patient advocates and others to really get their take on what outta be in this mission petition before it's filed with the state. So that's really the thing we'll be doing over the coming weeks.|
Cardetti says later stages may prove to be difficult, but that there is plenty of support from around the state.
The chances of a successful medical marijuana initiative may be a bit higher in 2016. A major political consultant has been hired to help legalize medical marijuana in Missouri.
Wrap: New Approach Missouri has hired a consultant whose name might ring a bell. Jack Cardetti, who has worked with Gov. Jay Nixon and Secretary of State Jason Kander on their campaigns, has joined the committee. Cardetti will be working on their campaign to put the medical marijuana issue on the 2016 ballot.
Marijuana advocacy group Show-Me Cannabis' executive director and treasurer John Payne thinks hiring Cardetti will help the campaign to be more successful than years past.
|Description: I think that Jack's experience can be brought to bear to help us assemble the best possible campaign team and to uh raise money that's necessary to get this issue before voters and that's really the key.|
Payne says the campaign's approach this year is more professional and that Show-Me Cannabis will be contributing their efforts as well.