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Veterans organization supports Neely’s medical cannabis bill

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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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 marijuana proponents cite growing support for legalization

Advocates point to other states to question Missouri’s lack of legalization OSAGE BEACH, Mo. — When the Missouri Association of Counties voted last week to reject a resolution that would condemn the legalization of either recreational marijuana or medical cannabis, multiple opponents of ending the prohibition applauded their stance. Their efforts continue after an initiative petition failed

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Shared custody measure heads to Nixon’s desk

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The General Assembly sent HB 1550 to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk this week, opening access for both parents of children in divorce cases. The shared custody law creates guidelines for parenting plans, requires courts to disclose why shared parenting wasn’t awarded if another arrangement is ordered, requires courts to provide written

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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

Neely joins race for assistant majority floor leader position

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, announced his candidacy for assistant majority floor leader Tuesday with a letter mailed to the majority caucus. “I believe the members, just like you and I, who go to Jefferson City to fight for those most vulnerable citizens in our state deserve a bigger voice in the

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