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Legalize Mizzou hopes to change both laws and stigmas around drug usage

By Magdaline Duncan | Sept. 19, 2016

MU NORML President Aaron Ladd: “It’s unfortunate that they are censoring our message like this because Missouri already has some [cannabidiol] laws, so it’s not an illegal substance.”

Explainer: MUPD, CPD follow different procedures for marijuana possession

Explainer: MUPD, CPD follow different procedures for marijuana possession

By Brandon Buscher | June 1, 2016

MUPD is commissioned by both the state of Missouri and the city of Columbia, giving it dual jurisdiction and the ability to bypass the city ordinance that prevents those with a marijuana misdemeanor from being detained.

Democratic Lt. Gov candidate pushes for medical marijuana

By Tessa Weinberg | Oct. 28, 2015

Revenue from cures found at the facility would go toward bridge infrastructure, grants for college, health care, and tax refunds for Missourians.

Jeff Mizanskey spent over a third of his life in prison

By Tessa Weinberg | Oct. 27, 2015

It’s been seven weeks since Jeff Mizanskey was released and he said his fondest memories have been spending time with his family and friends.

Initiative petition hopes to legalize medical marijuana

Initiative petition hopes to legalize medical marijuana

By Tessa Weinberg | Sept. 23, 2015

Student organizations hope to amend local ordinances to allow the cultivation of cannabis.

Column: Ray’s arrest an injustice, hurts NFL future

By Andrew McCulloch | April 29, 2015

After several vanilla months of sports coverage, the busiest week of the sports calendar is finally upon us. This weekend marks the beginning of the second round of both the NBA and NHL playoffs. Additionally, the weekend will play host to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby and the ...

In Print: City Council votes ‘no’ on Columbia marijuana ordinance

By Ruth Serven | Oct. 22, 2014

“I think the proper way to do this is at the state level,” Mayor Bob McDavid said.

Council tables marijuana ordinance

By Kayla Goldfarb | April 8, 2014

Councilmembers opted to suspend the vote to allow for referrals from advisory commissions and boards.

In Print: Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation

By Jessica Karins | March 19, 2014

As Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation, advocates see it as a step toward eliminating what they see as a social injustice. An amendment to city code, which was introduced at Monday night’s City Council meeting, would allow Columbia residents to possess up to six marijuana plants without the penalty ...

Students arrested for drug trafficking

By Jackie Olson | March 9, 2014

The students also had more than $23,000 in cash.

In Print: What to do if you’re stopped by a cop

By Brad Spudich | Feb. 12, 2014

The Maneater gets a primer on search rights from Columbia attorney Dan Viets.

City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

In Print: City Council hears requests to change cannabis laws

By Kayla Goldfarb | Nov. 6, 2013

Residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting to ask members to consider relaxing city ordinances on the drug.

Despite bills, Missouri still far from marijuana reform

By Bell Johnson | Feb. 22, 2013

Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, said he would support marijuana legalization.

Letter to the Editor: Marijuana legalization is important issue for our time

By Stan White, stanwmtn@colorado.net | March 11, 2011

I got the impression from Spencer Pearson (NORML Panel Calls For Marijuana Legalization, March 4, 2011) that Missouri is attempting to legalize cannabis (marijuana) on the 2012 election ballot. The list of states trying to become the 1st to legalize cannabis is growing faster than the plant itself. May the ...

NORML panel calls for marijuana legalization

In Print: NORML panel calls for marijuana legalization

By Madeline O'Leary | March 4, 2011

The guest speakers promoted activism in addition to legislation.

In Print: Misconduct, marijuana to be discussed in CPRB

By Kelsey Maffett | Jan. 21, 2011

The board will discuss search warrants at their next meeting.

In Print: Deputies find marijuana plants during disturbance call

By Megan Hager | Jan. 21, 2011

The plants were discovered in a bedroom.

NORML conference brings state and national speakers to MU

In Print: NORML conference brings state and national speakers to MU

By Seung Ah Lee | Nov. 9, 2010

The speakers discussed medical marijuana legalization in Missouri.

In Print: Whitworth family denies city counterclaim in SWAT raid lawsuit

By Wes Duplantier | Oct. 22, 2010

The city denied all the Whitworths’ allegations in its response.

Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid

In Print: Columbia family sues city over February SWAT raid

By Steve Cassidy | Sept. 24, 2010

The family is seeking damages for the killing of their dog and damaged house.

NORML aims for marijuana legalization on 2012 ballot

In Print: NORML aims for marijuana legalization on 2012 ballot

By Lauren Bale | Sept. 10, 2010

The organization will be distributing weekly fliers around campus.

In Print: Students’ status as complainants unknown under new ordinance

By Gregory Zajac | Aug. 27, 2010

A new ordinance limits who can file a complaint with the Citizens Police Review Board.

In Print: CoMoCitizens works for permanent change in CPD policy

By Samantha Sunne | Aug. 24, 2010

A SWAT raid incited the group's formation and action.

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : Marijuana activist calls for formation of MU 'investigation teams' to review CPD

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 9:54 p.m.

After tonight's meeting of the Citizens Police Review Board, California marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal spoke briefly with The Maneater and said he would like the MU School of Journalism and the School of Law to help investigate the Columbia Police Department's investigation of the controversial raid. "What I ...

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : POLICE REVIEW BOARD: Dispersal of protesters cancels rally outside city hall

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

The 10 to 15 supporters of a complaint against CPD's February SWAT raid who attended the Citizens Police Review Board meeting Wednesday chose not to rally as planned after the meeting. Marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal had planned to speak at the rally after the CPRB meeting, but spent several ...

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : POLICE REVIEW BOARD: Meeting adjourns, protesters gather outside city hall

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 8:57 p.m.

The Citizens Police Review Board meeting has adjourned and supporters of the complaint against February's controversial CPD SWAT raid have gathered outside Columbia City Hall. Rosenthal has remained in council chambers to talk to Weinberg. Follow The Maneater for continuing coverage and photos from the protest outside city hall.

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : POLICE REVIEW BOARD: Members speak on motion to accept CPD chief's report

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:35 p.m.

Board member and MU professor Steve Weinberg said he is troubled that the first complaint was filed by people other than those who were in the house, who he says do not have first-hand knowledge of the information. He thinks the board has enough information to make its decision tonight ...

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : POLICE REVIEW BOARD: Rosenthal will not speak

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.

Columbia Police Review Board member Susan Smith has begun giving a statement saying that although Columbia Police did not find more than a misdemeanor amount of marijuana, the items they did find prove that the residents of the house that was raided were distributing marijuana. She recommended that the board ...

Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board : CPRB meeting begins, member resigns

Posted to Live Blog: Citizens Police Review Board by Wes Duplantier on Aug. 4, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.

Tonight's Columbia Police Review Board meeting has just been called to order. Citing a city ordinance, chairwoman Ellen LoCurto-Martinez has said there will be no public comment allowed at the meeting until the board has made its decision on the complaint related to the February SWAT raid. She also ...

Police Review Board approves changes to CPD raid policy

By Wes Duplantier | Aug. 4, 2010

An officer will be assigned to know whether children or animals are present in the home before each SWAT raid.

CPD chief Burton calls for pot law reforms

By Gregory Zajac | June 2, 2010

The chief made the remarks at a May 21 press conference

NORML proposes Emerald Initiative to administration

In Print: NORML proposes Emerald Initiative to administration

By Luke Udstuen | April 9, 2010

MU administration is formulating a response to the proposal.

'Heads' brings legalization debate to MU

In Print: 'Heads' brings legalization debate to MU

By John Gehringer | March 19, 2010

The debate featured a former DEA chief and former High Times editor.