Initial Approval For Medical Marijuana

The Missouri House has given initial approval to move forward with a bill that would allow people suffering from terminal illnesses the right to medical marijuana.

The purpose of the bill is to provide comfort for people in their last stages of life.

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Opponents of the bill say there are challenges as marijuana is still illegal on the federal level.

The bill defines terminal illness as a disease without life saving procedures that result in death. After discussion last night, the bill has been amended to include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and other diseases.

The bill needs one more vote in the senate before moving to the Senate.

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