The Missouri House of Representatives voted on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 to legalize medical marijuana for patients over the age of 18 with a terminal disease. People with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and several of other conditions would also be eligible.
This would include The bill, HB 1554, was approved with a vote of 112-44 and will now head to the Missouri State Senate. The bill was introduced by Dr. Jim Neely (R) from Cameron. The House debated a similar proposal in 2016, but representatives ultimately voted it down.
This is an issue that is deeply personal to the candidate. Mitch Weber’s mother passed away earlier this year after many years of pain and suffering from a number of health issues. While opponents argue the bill could make marijuana more accessible to people without prescriptions, Mitch believes we must protect a patient’s right to any medical treatment that can ease pain and improve quality of life. If he had been a member of the legislature, Mitch would have voted in favor of this bill.