A bill has been filed in Missouri to allow access medical cannabis through out the state. House Bill 437 was introduced by Republican Jim Neely yesterday. The initiative would add marijuana to a list of experimental drugs, products and devices that can be prescribed to eligible terminally ill patients under the “Right to Try Act.”
“Missourians fighting for their lives don’t have time to wait for the FDA to approve investigational treatments that contain cannabis,” said Neely, a Republican Representative and physician who lost his daughter to stage four cancer in 2015.
Not only would bill grant a new level of access to cannabis products for those who qualify, but it also includes text to remove some restrictions on cannabis growers.
Missouri attempted to put medical marijuana on the ballot in November 2016. However, the initiative, backed by New Approach Missouri, fell short by 23 signatures needed to make its way to the public for voting.