U City State Rep files bills to decriminalize & allow medical use of marijuana


(KPLR) – State Representative Rory Eillinger, of University City is the primary sponsor of two marijuana bills filed for the current session of the Missouri General Assembly.

One would legalize medical marijuana and the other would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot.

If passed, the house bill would add Missouri to the list of 22 states that currently have some form of legal “marijuana use” for medical purposes.

The bill is based on an ordinance passed in Columbia, Missouri in 2004.

It would eliminate the possibility of a jail sentence for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

No hearings are currently scheduled on either bill.

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  • Brian Kelly

    The “War on Marijuana” has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful “War on Drugs” that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.

    Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our tax dollars fighting a never ending “War on Marijuana”, lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It’s a no brainer.

    The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?

    Marijuana is way safer, and healthier to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?

    Let’s end this hypocrisy now!

    The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less “crimes” because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.

    Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that’s approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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