Category: Drugs

RELEASE: Data shows NPLEx continues to be a dynamic tool to block the illegal sale of PSE in Missouri

Representative Sara Walsh commends the continued effectiveness of NPLEx in 2017 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Representative Sara Walsh released data today from the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) through the third quarter of 2017. NPLEx is the national electronic real-time, stop-sale monitoring system used in Missouri to prevent unlawful sales […]

Hawley issues Civil Investigative Demands to opioid distributers

Attorney General also remarks on PDMP JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley has issued three civil investigative demands to the three drug distributing companies – Amerisource Bergen Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and McKesson Corporation. Combined, these three companies made more than $400 billion last year and account […]

Turning a New Leaf: Missouri veterans’ fight to save lives through medical cannabis reform

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Joshua Lee gained popularity in April when he posted a photo online carrying almost 10,000 Smarties. The Afghanistan veteran stuffed $60 worth of Smarties candies in a bag to represent the annual amount of medication he is scheduled to take to combat his physical and psychological […]

Top medicinal cannabis researcher emboldens medical marijuana legislation effort with visit

Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations says cannabidiol (CDB) oil invaluable in treating PTSD JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Leading marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley wrapped her tour of Missouri last week, saying Missouri “is so ready for a comprehensive medical cannabis law.” She first began her trip to Washington University School […]

St. Louis Alderwoman drafts marijuana legislation proposal

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Alderwoman Megan Green on Monday drafted a proposal of a local bill to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in St. Louis in November 2018. The proposal would decriminalize simple possession, create licensed dispensaries, and repeal local ordinances prohibiting marijuana consumption for recreational use. Because marijuana […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of Aug. 21

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The week of August 21- 25, Governor Eric Greitens attended the eclipse viewing event at the Capitol, issued a stay of execution on Marcellus Williams, made several appointments, and took to Facebook to answer questions. On Monday, Americans traveled to the Jefferson City to see the […]

Columbia Councilman hopes to add marijuana reform to lobbying agenda

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Columbia City Councilman Michael Trapp spoke at the Better Way Missouri PAC meeting about his desire to add marijuana reform to the city’s lobbying agenda. In doing so, he feels that cannabis will act as a “harm reduction substitute” and a deterrent from Columbians’ addiction to opioid […]

Greitens hosts third public address through Facebook

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Governor Eric Greitens answered 8 questions on Facebook live Wednesday afternoon, handpicked from nearly 3,200 on his two posts. He spoke about Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, taxes on small businesses, funding for Missouri education, Real ID laws, attracting businesses to Missouri, financial problems of Mizzou, veterans issues, […]

50,000 more drug disposal pouches donated to Mo. to fight opioid epidemic

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On Monday, Governor Eric Greitens announced 50,000 more drug disposal pouches have been donated from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. The pouches are free for the public and designed for prescription drug users to be able to sustainably dispose of their excess drugs to prevent a possible addiction. Since […]