Series 105 2004 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 105-385; Ord. 18187; Calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, to consider an initiative ordinance to establish a medical marijuana policy
Bill No. B 244-04
calling a special election in the City of Columbia, Missouri, to be held on Tuesday,
2004, to consider an initiative ordinance to establish a medical marijuana policy; directing
notification of the election authority; describing the form of the notice of election; and fixing the
time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. A special election is hereby ordered to be
held in the City of Columbia,
Missouri, on Tuesday, November 2, 2004, on the following question:
SHALL THE PROPOSED INITIATIVE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING MEDICAL
MARIJUANA POLICY BE PASSED?
THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE PROVIDES THAT SERIOUSLY ILL ADULTS WHO USE
MARIJUANA ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A PHYSICIAN SHALL NOT BE
ARRESTED, PROSECUTED OR PUNISHED FOR MARIJUANA LAW VIOLATIONS; THE
SAME PROTECTION IS AFFORDED PHYSICIANS WHO RECOMMEND MARIJUANA
FOR THEIR PATIENTS; IF THE PROHIBITION ON ARREST, PROSECUTION AND
PUNISHMENT IS HELD INVALID, PROSECUTION WOULD BE LIMITED TO
MUNICIPAL COURT AND PUNISHMENT WOULD BE LIMITED TO A $50 FINE.
SECTION 2. The City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed
to notify the Clerk of the
County Commission of Boone County, Missouri, of the adoption of this ordinance no later than 5
o'clock p.m. on August 24, 2004, and to include in the notification all of the terms and provisions
required by Chapter 115, RSMo. 1994, as amended.
SECTION 3. The form of the notice of election shall be
substantially as set forth on "Exhibit
A" attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein verbatim.
SECTION 4. The election shall be held and conducted, and
the results thereof canvassed and
returned, in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri and the Charter and
Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri.
SECTION 5. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect
from and after its passage.
PASSED this 2nd day of August, 2004.