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Petition seeks mayor's ouster over new pot law
CLIFF VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) -- The mayor of a tiny Joplin suburb says he'll stay put, despite calls for his resignation.
A group of Cliff Village residents alleges that a local ordinance legalizing medical marijuana was adopted without a legal mandate. They believe Mayor Joe Blundell misrepresented the critical vote of one board member.
Blundell said he was presented Wednesday night with a petition bearing 18 signatures, calling for his immediate resignation. Blundell said an ordinance passed Feb. 1 by a 3-2 vote is strictly symbolic, designed to show grassroots support for Missouri to legalize medical marijuana as 13 other states have.
Petition-signers contend that Blundell did not have the backing of village officials for the ordinance, and that he was using the community to advance a personal agenda.
Information from: The Joplin Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com