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Tagged With: Missouri

Missouri: Marijuana Medicalization Effort Reaches Signature Milestone

Proponents of a Missouri voter initiative effort to legalize and regulate the therapeutic use and distribution of cannabis statewide have gathered over 50,000 signatures over the past several weeks. Advocates must collect a total of 160,000 signatures by May 6, 2018 in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts in order to qualify the measure for … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced

Legislation has been introduced in the House, HB 1095, to legalize the adult use of marijuana and to regulate the commercial cannabis market. The measure permits adults to legally possess up to 35 grams of marijuana and/or to cultivate up to six marijuana plants. Adults may legally possess the total yield from those plants. Additional … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Multiple Medical Marijuana Bills Pending

Two separate legislative proposals are pending to allow qualified patients to obtain and legally consume marijuana. The preferable of the two bills, Senate Bill 56, permits the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to “grant licenses for the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, and sale of marijuana for medical use.” Importantly, it authorizes qualified patients … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Expungement Bill Fails to Receive Senate Floor Vote

Legislation to expand the list of offenses eligible for expungement to include the possession of marijuana, among other offenses, failed to receive a Senate floor vote. Members of the Senate Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee had previously voted in favor of the measure. Additional information is available from Missouri NORML here or on their Facebook … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Lawmakers Fail To Act On Legalization Measure

Lawmakers failed to act on legislation, Senate Bill 762, to permit for the personal possession and retail sale of marijuana by those age 21 and over. The measure sought to permit adults the right to privately possess up to one ounce of cannabis without penalty. It also sought to license the commercial production and to regulate … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Lawmakers Take No Action On Bill Seeking To Allow For Expungement of Past Marijuana Convictions

Lawmakers took no action on House legislation that was prefiled —HB 1524 — to allow marijuana convictions to be expunged contingent upon the passage of a constitutional amendment or other statutory enactment legalizing marijuana. According to 2012 arrest data, Missouri police arrested some 18,500 people for minor marijuana possession offenses. These offenders, many of them … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Lawmakers Fail To Consider Bill to Exempt Marijuana from Certain Forfeiture Provisions

Senate Bill 761 was prefiled in the Missouri legislature to exempt marijuana from certain forfeiture provisions relating to controlled substances, however lawmakers failed to consider it this legislative session. “Under current law, illegal controlled substances, anything of value exchanged for a controlled substance in violation of the law, money used to facilitate a violation of … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Senate Fails To Vote On Industrial Hemp Measure

Members of the Senate failed to consider pending legislation, House Bill 2038, to expand the state’s industrial hemp research program, before the legislative session came to an end. House Bill 2038 was previously approved by members of the House on April 11th, 2016 in a 123 to 29 vote.  Other pending measures, House Bill 1973 and Senate Bill 584, also failed … Continue reading »

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Missouri: House Defeats Restrictive Medical Marijuana Legislation

House members rejected a significantly amended version of House Bill 2213, the Missouri Compassionate Care Act, by a 66 to 87  vote on Thursday, April 21st. Members had previously passed the legislation by a 91 to 59 vote on Tuesday, April 19th.  As amended, the measure limited the pool of patients eligible for cannabis therapy … Continue reading »

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Missouri: Governor Signs Marijuana Expungement Measure

Governor Jay Nixon has signed legislation into law making it easier for those with past marijuana convictions to have their records expunged.    The legislative measures expands the number of offenses eligible for expungement from roughly a half dozen to more than 100 non-violent and non-sexual crimes. It also allows people to expunge their records sooner, … Continue reading »

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