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

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(KTVI) – 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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