Tag: medical 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 […]

Pro-cannabis PAC joins Greitens nonprofit, attacks Schaaf

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A PAC that advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis has taken sides in the ongoing feud between Sen. Rob Schaaf and Gov. Eric Greitens, and it’s not the side one might expect. The Better Way Missouri PAC posted on their social media page an ad […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]