Medical marijuana could be taking a big step forward in the Show Me State now that the Missouri House voted in favor of a medical marijuana bill. This is the latest development in the state’s ongoing debate over cannabis.
Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Bill
The bill to legalize medical marijuana went up for a vote in the Missouri House earlier today. It passed by a 112-44 vote. As a result, the bill will now move on to the state Senate, where it will go through another round of votes.
The bill calls for a number of big changes to Missouri cannabis laws. In particular, if the bill becomes law it would make it legal for people 18 years and older who have a terminal health condition to access medical cannabis.
Similarly, patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, PTSD and a handful of other conditions would be allowed to participate in the program. At this point, the bill would only allow for patients to use non-smokable forms of medical cannabis.
In the months leading up to today’s vote, advocates and opponents of medical marijuana have both spoken up. Those in favor of the bill have argued that it would give patients access to an important form of medicine that would benefit them greatly.
On the other hand, opponents of the bill have suggested that