Nick Reed's Must Read Headlines- 09.04.18

Nike:
Yesterday Colin Kaepernick took to social media to tell the world that he is the new face of Nike.

Some are taking to burning their Nike gear in order to show their disdain for the decision.

This move has several announcing their support for Colin. 

There was a small drop in the market for Nike when it opened on Tuesday compared to closing on Friday.

US/ Canada Trade Agreement:
President Trump talked to Bloomberg off the record about the trade agreement with Canada and then they gave the Toronto Star the comments, because they didn't have the "off the record" agreement with the President.

Medical Marijuana:
Attorney Brad Brashaw joined Nick Reed this morning to talk about November ballot issue Amendment 3, medical marijuana. 

  • Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:
    - allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and create regulations and licensing procedures for marijuana and marijuana facilities;
    - impose a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana, and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves per dry-weight ounce to licensed facilities; and
    - use funds from these taxes to establish and fund a state research institute to conduct research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases or medical conditions?
    This proposal is estimated to generate annual taxes and fees of $66 million. State governmental entities estimate initial implementation costs of $186,000 and increased annual operating costs of $500,000.

    Fair Ballot Language: A “yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes under state laws. This amendment does not change federal law, which makes marijuana possession, sale and cultivation a federal offense. This amendment makes Brad Bradshaw (the contact person on this initiative petition) the research chairperson of a newly created research institute that is funded by fees and taxes on medical marijuana. Brad Bradshaw will select the members of the board that will govern the research institute, which will issue regulations and licensing procedures for medical marijuana and medical marijuana facilities — dispensary, cultivation, and marijuana-infused product manufacturing facilities. This amendment creates licensing fees for such facilities. The amendment imposes a 15 percent tax on the retail sale of marijuana for medical purposes by dispensary facilities and a tax on the wholesale sale of marijuana flowers and leaves by cultivation facilities. The funds generated by the license fees and taxes will be used by the research institute for licensing and regulating marijuana and marijuana facilities, land acquisition and development, and conducting research with the purpose of developing cures and treatments for cancer and other incurable diseases.

    A “no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution as to the use of marijuana.

    If passed, this measure will impose an 15 percent retail sales tax on marijuana for medical uses and a wholesale sales tax on marijuana sold by medical marijuana cultivation facilities.
  • View the petition that was circulated for this ballot measure. (Missouri Secretary of State)
  • Find the Cures. (official site for Amendment 3)

Economy:
Zogby just released a poll showing that 83% of business executives think the economy is better than 2 years ago when President Trump was sworn into office. Smaller businesses were more likely to say yes than larger- but not by much. 

Missouri U.S. Senate Race:
Senator McCaskill just called out a citizen as the enemy of the working people at a Labor Day picnic. 

The polls show McCaskill and Hawley are in a dead heat at 47% each. 

LGBTQI:
New York candidate, and former Sex in the City star, Cynthia Nixon says she isn't a lesbian- she is queer. 

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