Missouri House Passes Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana Despite Federal Prohibition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (May 1, 2018) – Today, the Missouri House passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, 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 smokeless medical marijuana. An amendment to the bill would also authorize patients diagnosed with a “debilitating condition” including cancer, glaucoma, HIV, Chron’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, PTSD, epilepsy and others to access medicinal cannabis.

Dispensing organizations would be permitted to operate for the purposed of providing medical marijuana to qualifying patients. Minors would also be permitted to use medical marijuana under the strict supervision of their parents with physician or neurologist approval.

The House passed HB1554 by a 112-44 vote.

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