Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

Medical Marijuana

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.



Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s also proposing to give the state Health Department the authority to review background checks of workers in the medical marijuana industry.

Current law only lets law enforcement see that information. A Missouri House oversight committee has held several hearings about alleged problems with the approval of licenses to grow medical marijuana. One more favorable vote would send the measure to the Senate.