When it comes to putting together a strong campaign team, I have always said that the Show-Me Cannabis campaign does a better job than any other campaign in America. That’s not to take away from other campaigns, because they are all doing great work obviously. However, the Show-Me Cannabis campaign has always impressed me on a level that other campaigns don’t, especially considering how rough of a state Missouri is to try to achieve cannabis reform.
The Show-Me Cannabis campaign team became even stronger this week when the campaign decided to hire top Missouri political strategist Jack Cardetti. Per the Washington Times:
A campaign committee in support of medical marijuana in Missouri has hired a prominent political consultant and started raising money for the cause, signs that a medical pot proposal might have a serious chance of making it on the 2016 ballot.
Jack Cardetti, who worked on successful campaigns for Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon and Secretary of State Jason Kander, debuted in his new role as a consultant for New Approach Missouri during a game-day fundraiser for the marijuana advocacy group Show-Me Cannabis this week at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Technically New Approach Missouri is it’s own entity, but it’s my understanding that New Approach Missouri is the 2016 campaign team name that was put together by Show-Me Cannabis, similar to how New Approach Oregon was created by the National Cannabis Coalition for the 2014 election. I look forward to what the Show-Me Cannabis team and the New Approach Missouri campaign decides to do in 2016 in Missouri. It’s my understanding that a medical marijuana initiative could be on the way, and that initiative language has been polled and the results are very favorable. Stay tuned.