Missouri voters may soon weigh in on the marijuana issue. 13 initiative petitions relating to the production, sale, distribution and consumption of marijuana and hemp products met state standards for circulation for approval by voters. Secretary of state Jason Kander says the official ballot language for all 13 initiatives includes the following: “shall the Missouri constitution be amended to allow the production, sale, distribution and consumption of marijuana and hemp products by people at least 21 years old. Permit the state to establish a tax and authorize regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana. Allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Change the criminal provisions for marijuana offenses.” Kander also says eleven of the petitions continue on the previous statement with: “and allow individuals who have certain marijuana related offenses to apply to have the records relating to the offenses expunged.” However, before any constitutional changes can be brought before Missouri voters in the November 2014 elections, signatures must be obtained from registered voters equal to eight percent of the total votes cast in the 2012 gubernatorial election from at least six of the state’s eight congressional districts.