House Committee Kills Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill

House Committee Kills Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill

While the bill's sponsor believes there's still a chance for the legislation, some medical marijuana advocates say the outcome was inevitable.

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April 9, 2018
Columbia Missourian
Legislation and regulation Medical News Politics State by State: Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — A medical marijuana bill hit a brick wall in the legislature Wednesday when a committee killed it.

While the bill's sponsor believes there's still a chance for the legislation, some medical marijuana advocates say the outcome was inevitable. 

HB 1554, sponsored by Rep. Jim Neely, R-Cameron, would provide access to medical marijuana for people who suffer from terminal illnesses; however, it failed to make it out of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Wednesday.

Last year Neely sponsored House Bill 437, which would have legalized access to medical marijuana for people suffering from "epilepsy or an irreversible debilitating disease or conditions." It failed to gain traction after being approved by a committee.

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