Tag: cannabis

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 […]

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 […]

New Approach to get head start on medical marijuana ballot measure

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Last year, Missouri’s medical marijuana measure fell just 23 signatures short of making the November ballot. Now, the same group will hope to have just slightly better luck in the 2018 election. New Approach Missouri announced they would begin their signature collection this month for Initiative Petition 2018-051, which […]

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 […]

MAC approves three resolutions, but votes against cannabis prohibition

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – The Missouri Association of Counties voted on four resolutions Monday afternoon during the convention at the Lake of the Ozarks, approving all but one of the measures. The three approved resolutions involved rebuking unfunded mandates of the state government and requests to fund infrastructure and highway […]

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. […]

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 […]

Jackson County sheriff hopes to see legislative legalization of medical cannabis

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The vice president of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association (MSA), Mike Sharp, hesitates to support medical marijuana, but he supports the legalization of medical cannabis. The verbiage is important. The 26-year veteran of law enforcement, including his current position as sheriff of Jackson County, dislikes using the word […]

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 […]