Find The Cures, an effort to legalize medical marijuana and fund research for cancer and other incurable diseases has collected more than 300,000 signatures, and submitted enough valid petitions to appear on the ballot this November.

Proceeds from the Amendment are required by law to support medical research and reduce, and eventually eliminate, income taxes in Missouri. Proceeds are also directed towards education, public employee retirement programs, and road and bridge repair under the Amendment. An economic impact study of the Find The Cure’s Amendment conducted by Tripp Umbach, a nationally recognized healthcare and academic medicine consulting firm, found the annual economic impact to exceed $1.4 billion dollars and the Amendment would create 6,672 new high paying jobs in Missouri.

The campaign’s spokesperson, Dr. Brad Bradshaw, a Springfield lawyer/ surgeon, stressed to all those suffering from terminal and severe chronic illnesses “you have not been forgotten and we will work diligently to improve your quality of life and relentlessly to find cures. We will never give up.”

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