|SB 0573||Marijuana Legalized in Certain Cases|
|LR Number:||S2436.01I||Fiscal Note:||2436-01|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||02/15/96 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Public Health & Welfare Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SCS/SB 573 - This act makes it legal for a person to possess marijuana if each of the following requirements is met:
1) A practitioner authorized to prescribe marijuana certifies in writing that the person is under the practitioner's care for a cancer, glaucoma, asthma, HIV/Aids, multiple sclerosis, paraplegia or quadriplegia; and 2) The practitioner certifies in writing that the person needs marijuana as a part of therapy.
The act also directs the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri to conduct a research study on the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
This act has a sunset clause which causes the provisions to expire December 31, 1999.
This act is similar to SB 457 from 1995.