Missourians for a New Approach has been collecting signatures to put the question of marijuana legalization on the ballot in November. But the COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant challenge. More than 60,000 signatures have been collected since January to put marijuana legalization on the November ballot. Dan Vietzis the board chair of the Missourians for a New Approach committee. He says they were on track to meet the required 160,000 signatures by May 3rd

Vietz says no decision has been made yet to stop petitioning. Right now, people are still petitioning in six of the eight Missouri congressional districts. Since few people are on the streets and many businesses are closed, Vietz said it is difficult to do effective petitioning. A decision whether to continue the effort will be made in the next two weeks. If efforts do not continue this year, Vietz says efforts will likely be renewed in the year 2022.