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May 8, 2015
NORML Members and Supporters in Missouri
Re: Missouri Marijuana Legislation: 1 Week Left
The Missouri General Assembly will adjourn its 2015 session next Friday, May 15, at 6:00 p.m. More legislating will take place during the final week of the session than at any other time since January.
Between now and then, there is a very real possibility that SB 386, expanding the availability of cannabidiol (CBD) to allow this cannabis extract to be provided to patients with several ailments, allowing all doctors to recommend such use of CBD and allowing for many more CBD dispensaries to be established throughout our state, may be enacted by the legislature.
In addition to that important legislation, HB 830, which will allow Missouri farmers to once again cultivate hemp as an agricultural commodity, may also be adopted by the Missouri General Assembly.
Each of these bills has passed by a vote of more than two-thirds in their house of origination. Each bill is now before the other house of the legislature for consideration. Each of these bills has also received favorable recommendations from committees in the house in which the bill is now pending.
It is very urgent and important that you make contact with your state Senator and your state Representative and urge each of them to support SB 386 and HB 830.
Missouri Veterans for Choice, Mid-Missouri NORML, and Show-Me Cannabis are sponsoring an event this Saturday, May 9, at J. Pfenny’s Sports Grill & Pub, 217 East High Street, Jefferson City. This event begins at 2:00 p.m. and continues through the evening. It will feature excellent music, speakers and an auction.
On May 20 and 21, NORML is holding its 2015 Lobby Day-Conference in Washington, D.C. This will be an excellent time for you to visit our nation’s capital and engage in citizen lobbying on behalf of several important bills which are pending in Congress. These include bills which would allow the states to operate medical marijuana programs without interference from federal authorities, as well as many others. For more information about this Lobby Day/Conference, go to norml.org.
Finally, Missouri NORML and Show-Me Cannabis are sponsoring the Spring 2015 Missouri Cannabis Conference on Saturday, June 27 in Kansas City, Missouri at a location to be announced shortly. Former national NORML Board member and Professor of Nursing, Mary Lynn Mathre, will be our keynote speaker at this event which will focus on medical marijuana.
Other invited speakers include Rep. Brandon Ellington; Sen. Jason Holsman; Mike Mizanskey, brother of Jeff, who is serving life without parole for marijuana in Missouri; and Dr. Gil Mobley of Springfield, who also practices medicine in the state of Washington and has extensive experience with marijuana as medicine, as well as many other medical marijuana patients and activists from throughout the state of Missouri.
A dinner, party and auction will take place that evening. More details about the conference will be forthcoming in the near future.
Missouri NORML Coordinator
Show-Me Cannabis Board Chair