Bill to legalize medical marijuana gains traction in Missouri House

Jim Cunningham
April 24, 2018 - 5:35 am

A bill that would decriminalize medical marijuana for some patients in Missouri received initial approval Monday in the House.

The bill would only legalize the substance for a narrow group of people, however. It was approved on a voice vote in the House.

The bill would allow people 18 and over, who are dying of a terminal disease, to have access to smokeless medical marijuana. Also qualifying for access, people with Alzheimer's Disease, cancer, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  

People in favor of the bill say they want to help veterans who are struggling with disorders associated with combat and people who are dying of a disease.

The bill would need to be approved in a vote again before it moves on to the Missouri Senate.

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