House Joint Resolution 15 (HJR15) was pre-filed on Dec. 5 by State Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City). It will be introduced officially in early 2015. If it is passed through the state house and then the state senate, it becomes a ballot initiative that would go before the voters in Nov. 2016.
HJR15 states the following:
In the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes, and individualfreedom, the people of the state of Missouri find and declare that the use of marijuana should be legal for persons twenty-one years of age or older and taxed in a manner similar to alcohol.
Furthermore, HJR15 allows for Missouri residents to grow up to six plants, possess up to one ounce of marijuana, transfer up to one ounce of marijuana, distribute paraphernalia such as smoking devices, and consume marijuana in a private residence without being prosecuted or subjected to seizure of money and property under civil asset forfeiture laws.