Thursday, February 4, 2010

Missouri Lawmakers To Meet With Medical Marijuana Patients Next Week

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 10:40 AM

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Next Wednesday, February 10, members of the group Sensible Missouri -- self-described as "patients having a diagnosis that could be ameliorated through the use of cannabis" -- will travel to Jefferson City and lobby state leaders to support a new bill legalizing medical marijuana in the Show-Me State.

The bill, HB 1670, was introduced last month by Kate Meiners, a Democrat from Kansas City. It would permit physians to prescribe "an adequate supply" -- defined in the law as up to three mature plants and an ounce of dried buds -- to patients diagnosed with "debilitating medical conditions."

According to the group's event page on Facebook, there are plans to meet with Meiners,  several of the bills co-sponsors and their own state senators.

As for Ron Richard, the Republican House Speaker, who helped kill the last few prescription pot bills in committee --well, don't expect him to be passing the peace pipe with the activists any time soon...

Writes Sensible MO's Mark Pederson:
We have asked for a meeting with Speaker Ron Richards [sic] and were told "gosh, he is awful busy and couldn't possibly...but you can stop in when you are here and maybe somebody, one of his aides or something, can talk to you." We will.
The trip to the capitol is not restricted to Sensible Missouri members. They do ask that anyone who attends be eligible for medical marijuana if the law is passed. More info is available by clicking here.

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