A state lawmaker has filed a bill that would make Missouri the next state to legalize marijuana if passed.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, would impose a 25 percent tax on marijuana, as well as set up a system of state licensing for growers and sellers. Under the system, each county would be allowed to have one retailer for every 2,500 people.
Under the bill, St. Louis County could have 400 retailers, while 127 would be allowed in the city.
The bill would also allow pot users without a license to keep and transport a pound of marijuana, a pound of hashish and more than a half-gallon of hashish oil.