Jeff City, MO – Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people with terminal conditions to use medical marijuana.
Several veterans support the bill but say they’d like to expand it to include people with PTSD, related to military service. Opponents say the bill would put Missouri state law at odds with the federal government.
The Columbia Missourian reports that a House committee heard testimony Tuesday on the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jim Neely.
Lobbyist Woody Cozad was the only one testifying against the bill, saying the bill would confuse prosecutors because if passed, Missouri state law would conflict with federal law.
Veteran Dustin Peters says cannabis is a better method of alleviating symptoms compared to opioids.