Effort to Free Jeff Mizanskey from Life Sentence for Marijuana Takes Big Step

Allison Blood

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A group of Missourians have been asking Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to grant clemency to a Missouri man serving life for marijuana possession.

Now, they’re taking big steps to make sure he’s getting the message – two billboard-sized steps.

Show-Me Cannabis put up two billboards, one near Jefferson City another near Kansas City, showing Jeff Mizanskey’s photo with the question, “Life for pot?”

Mizanskey has been in jail for 21 years, so far.

John Payne is the head of Show-Me Cannabis, and says the billboards are strategically placed, one Highway 54 just near Jefferson City – very close to the state legislature and the governor’s mansion.

Nixon has the power to grant Mizanskey clemency.

“The basic idea behind it is, it’s going to be seen not just by the people of Missouri, but also by the people in power in Missouri,” Payne says.

He says the billboards will stay up for the rest of November, then come down, but will be put back up again in January in time for the legislative session.

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