Missouri decriminalization bill won’t pass, but gets hearing on last day of legislature


A proposal to decriminalize marijuana across the state will have a hearing this morning at the Missouri House of Representatives — which appears to be the farthest this effort has ever gone in the legislature. It will not, however, make it much farther this time around given that today is the last day of the legislative session.
Still, supportive lawmakers and marijuana reform advocates from Show-Me Cannabis are celebrating the opportunity to have the issue finally debated in this setting. “It’s a big step forward for Missouri,” State Rep. Rory Ellinger, a University City Democrat, tells the Riverfront Times, which as the rest of this story.