Missouri Legislature Approves Medical Cannabis Bill, Sends it to Governor

Missouri’s Senate vote unanimously to approve House Bill 2238 Thursday, sending the measure to the governor. The proposal would legalize the possession and distribution of low-THC cannabis extracts.

The Missouri State Flag.
The Missouri State Flag.

If signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon, or allowed to become law without his signature, House Bill 2238 would authorize the state’s Department of Agriculture to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). Those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist would be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of the extracts.

The proposal also mandates the state to certify a college to cultivate cannabis for research purposes.e Senate. Its passage in the Senate will send it to the state’s governor for consideration.

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