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Neely files new bill to allow medical marijuana for terminal patients

Neely files new bill to allow medical marijuana for terminal patients

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, re-filed legislation this session that would legalize medical marijuana, a bill similar to one he attempted to pass last year. HB 437 will allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis to terminally ill patients and permit medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the state. “It’s something that we

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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


Medical marijuana fails again in the House as IP moves closer to the ballot

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House failed for the second time this session to move medical marijuana out of the chamber, days after an initiative petition to put the issue on the ballot submitted its signatures. Rep. Dave Hinson, R- St. Clair, attempted to amend the Compassionate Care Act to SB 831, a bill regulating


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


Medical marijuana bill perfected in House after emotional debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A heavily amended version of the Missouri Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri if approved by voters in the state, was perfected in the House on Tuesday. In a roll call vote that crossed party lines, the legislation was perfected 91-59. The amended legislation allows marijuana to

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Will the legislature have a say in medical marijuana?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The legalization of cannabis, marijuana and hemp have slowly and steadily made progress across the United States, with 23 states and the District of Columbia having legalized medical marijuana in some way and three states ending their prohibition on the substance entirely. Missouri has become another battleground in the fight over


Medical marijuana legislation continues to make inroads

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In a historic vote last week, the House Emerging Issues Committee passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Missouri by an 11-1 vote, the largest margin any measure regarding the topic has ever received in the Missouri House of Representatives. That vote serves as the latest reminder, along with


Polls show continued shift toward medical marijuana acceptance in Missouri

ST. LOUIS – Last week, the St. Louis Business Journal conducted an informal online poll asking readers if they would vote to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. An overwhelming 85 percent of respondents said “yes,” with only 13 percent answering in the negative. The results caught some attention, especially from people working on the issue, because the Business