Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 8, 2017)  A bill prefiled in the Missouri House would replace marriage licenses in the state with “contracts of domestic union,” effectively nullifying in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage. Rep. T.J. Berry prefiled House Bill 1434 (HB1434) this month. The legislation would amend current marriage-related…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Apr. 27, 2017) – Yesterday, a second Missouri House committee passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in practice. Introduced by Rep. Jim Neely (R-Cameron), along with eight bipartisan co-sponsors, House Bill 437 (HB437) would expand existing laws currently…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 25, 2017) –  Yesterday, a Missouri Senate committee passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, and create a program for the licensing and regulation commercial hemp production. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same, in…

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 17, 2017) –  Last week, the Missouri House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would remove industrial hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, and create a program for the licensing and regulation commercial hemp production. Passage into law would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same,…