A proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes has been passed with a unanimous vote by Missouri’s House General Laws Committee.
Under the proposed law - House Bill 2238 - the state’s Department of Agriculture would be authorized to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract that’s low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol). Those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist would be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of cannabis extract.
The proposal also requires the state to certify a higher education institution to cultivate cannabis for research purposes.
The measure, which is sponsored by House Speaker Tim Jones and House Majority Leader John Diehl, is expected to be voted on by the full House as soon as next week.