Missouri House Committee Passes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 13, 2018) – On Monday, a Missouri House committee passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients, setting the foundation to nullify unconstitutional federal cannabis prohibition in practice.

Rep. James Neely (R-Cameron) introduced House Bill 1554 (HB1554) in January. The legislation would expand the state’s “Right to try Law” and provisions authorizing the use of hemp extract for qualifying patients to allow terminally ill patients to access medical marijuana.It passed in the House Rules

The House Legislative Oversight Committee approved HB1554 on Apr. 9 by a 7-4 vote.

HB1554 would permit medical marijuana to be provided to patients 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

Read more at The Tenth Amendment Center
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