Missouri House to discuss medicinal marijuana bill

A sign advertises medical marijuana. | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

A Missouri House committee will discuss a bill today that could legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

House Bill 800 would establish the regulatory framework for growing and distributing marijuana for medical purposes.

Currently, 23 states allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and another 10 are studying the issue. Marijuana was legalized for recreational use last year in Colorado and Washington.

Rep. Dave Hinson, R-Washington, will present the bill. He says marijuana presents numerous medical benefits.

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