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Veterans appeal to Greitens to legalize medical cannabis

Veterans appeal to Greitens to legalize medical cannabis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Veterans advocating for the legalization and safe regulation of medicinal cannabis visited the Capitol Tuesday hoping to catch the ear of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. The group of about 10 veterans came from various branches – Marines, Army, National Guard – and all suffered from various ailments – brain tumors, pain,


Veterans organization supports Neely’s medical cannabis bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last week, the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations flocked to Jefferson City for their lobby days to advocate for those who have fought in foreign wars. While MAVO noted but did not take sides, on several bills of interest in their itinerary, from issues as wide-ranging as Rep. Holly Rehder’s prescription

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Medical cannabis supporters looking to connect with conservatives

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Eapen Thampy, the founder of Heartland Priorities, spoke in front of the Columbia Pachyderm Club Friday. He spoke on a topic that only a decade and a half ago likely would have been taboo for any official party event – legalizing cannabis or marijuana for medical use. Thampy has advocated for drug


Compassionate Care Act fails, future of medical marijuana in Missouri uncertain

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Missouri failed to pass on the House floor just before noon Thursday. Although HB 2213, also known as the Missouri Compassionate Medical Care Act, was perfected by a vote of 91-59 Tuesday, 26 legislators on both sides of the aisle


Can Missouri make the case for medical marijuana?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A concentrated lobbying effort, new polls, and some help from the Surgeon General may just make Missouri the 24th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, despite Republican supermajorities in both chambers. Bills permitting medical pot usage or legalizing the drug altogether have floated around the Missouri legislature for years, rarely

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Medical marijuana bill heard before committee

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Marking a small but notable shift in the politics of cannabis, a House committee heard legislation today from a Republican lawmaker that would regulate and legalize marijuana for medical purposes in the state of Missouri. HB800 is sponsored by Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair. Hinson’s bill would create the “Missouri Compassionate


Montel Williams to film documentary about Missouri medical marijuana fight

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Montel Williams, the venerated talk show host and radio personality, descended on the Missouri Capitol today with a film crew in tow to encourage lawmakers to embrace legislation legalizing marijuana use for medical purposes. Williams suffers from multiple sclerosis, a disease of the nervous system that can be accompanied by a