Missouri Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana; Foundation to Nullify Federal Prohibition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 26, 2017) – A bill pre-filed in the Missouri House would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice.

Pre-filed for introduction by Rep. James Neely (R-Cameron) for the 2018 session of the Missouri legislature, House Bill 1554 (HB1554) would expand existing laws on the books pertaining solely to experimental medications and hemp oil to broaden them to encompass medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana would be provided if the following conditions are followed:

The department shall issue a hemp extract or medical cannabis registration card to a parent who:
(1) Is eighteen years of age or older;
(2) Is a Missouri resident;
(3) Provides the department with a statement signed by a neurologist or physician that:
(a) Indicates that a minor in the parent’s care suffers from intractable epilepsy and may benefit from treatment with hemp extract or suffers from a terminal illness and may benefit from medical cannabis at the same dosage and with the same method of administration used in a clinical trial;
(b) Indicates that the individual has considered all other treatment options currently approved by the federal Food

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