Tuesday afternoon, Missouri House of Representatives voted to legalize medical marijuana.
The House bill, approved in a 112-44 vote, allows users over 18 with a terminal disease to use smokeless medical marijuana. This includes people with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and several other conditions.
The decision comes in response to ballot initiatives supporting voters’ opportunity to legalize medical marijuana outside of Legislature’s control, according to Fox 2.
Of course, there’s always two sides to every story and while supporters look forward to helping sick people feel better by allowing them to use weed as needed, there are proponents worried that kids will have more access to weed.
With less than three weeks left in the legislative session, we’ll have to wait to see what the Senate decides.
If you want to do more research, the bill is HB 1554.