Medical marijuana not legal in Missouri

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Two Memorial Day travelers were arrested by the Missouri Highway Patrol on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana.

The 49-year-old man and 45-year-old woman, both from Frisco, Colo., were arrested at 1:10 p.m. and released roadside. The Highway Patrol is sending the suspected drugs to the lab for testing and will refer the case to the Saline County Prosecutor after results are received.

According to the Highway Patrol, the suspects possessed medical marijuana certification from Colorado. Missouri does not honor medical marijuana certification from any state.

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  • I understand that the patrolman has a job to do and the responsibilities that come with it. I also understand not wanting to legalize medical marijuana. I don't understand why we should have cases like this go any further. Is testing in a state lab really necessary? How much did that cost us? Why can't it just be a fine and move on?

    -- Posted by thebirdman on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 2:55 PM
  • I think that it should be legal.. Marijuna is used for people in pain, and it really helps. It is better then being all "out there" on pain pills.. I wish some of us had a chance to speak our opinion... But anyways, if it is prescribed to you by a doctor, than it should be able to go anywhere..It is like any other kind of prescribed meds, they go with you everywhere you go..

    -- Posted by missouriwoman3 on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 3:49 PM
  • It is a shame that Missouri hasn't passed the Medical marijuana law. Unless you have gone through Chemo or know someone who has had to go through it, you are completely unaware of the HELL and horror that these people have to endure. We can drink alcohol, which has no redeming value but the people who need some relief from the sickness of Chemo have to do without. Kudos to those states who have given relief to those who need the Medical Marijuana. There is nothing that people on Chemo can take to keep them from being violently nauseated and so sick that they can't eat and end up horribly undernourished. I speak from experience. Any one else out there who has had to watch a loved one go through this?

    -- Posted by Tontonnii on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 4:11 PM
  • Hmmmm...I wonder what the laws are regarding other items or drugs that may be legal in one state and not in another?????

    -- Posted by mama11 on Wed, Jun 2, 2010, at 5:47 PM
  • Nanadot,

    You hit the nail on the head and I wouldn't be surprised to find the pharmecutical companies behind the ongoing Marijuana hysteria.

    Pain management,appetite inducement,anxiety control or just plain fun with a movie and a pizza. Just many of it's uses. Industrial hemp itself is an amazing renewable resource with hundreds of viable uses.

    Let's all hope California does the right thing in November then maybe we can follow their lead.

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 4:25 AM
  • Yo, Dude....Pass me the Dorito's?!

    -- Posted by Takealoadoff on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 8:37 AM

    Wow, you mean we can make a prescription pill with all our advanced science that does the same thing as smoking weed. Pharmaceutical company can figure out the chemical makeup of THC/Cannabis and make a pill with it....that blows my mind. You mean you don't have to look like a stoner smoking a joint to but can get the same effects from a pill in prescription bottle???

    -- Posted by DAgates on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 10:08 AM
  • Do you call everyone you see who has a drink a boozer?

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 10:44 AM
  • WTF: There is not a doubt in my mind that big pharma will do everything they can to block the legalization of medical marijuana. Take a look at all the diseases, and disabilities that are effected in a positive manner by marijuana.

    In those now fourteen states that have approved marijuana it is surely already shrinking their profit. I am not aware if any studies have been done, or are being done as to what prescriptions now have a lesser sales volume. I hope one of them is Oxycontin, an approved big bucks drug that is ruining our nation thanks to the legal drug pusher network. Guess I'll Google it when I have more time.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 1:37 PM
  • While I do believe we should have legal medical marijuana, I can't help but wonder how the highway patrol knew they had medical marijuana on them? The article says arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession. Were they driving irratically and pulled over, then the patrolman smelled marijuana in the car? If they were smoking it and driving, then there should be repurcussions, same as someone who drives under the influence of other prescription narcotics will be charged with a DUI.

    -- Posted by Reader101 on Thu, Jun 3, 2010, at 11:48 PM
  • Reader101,

    I agree completely. There is a time and a place. Driving is not the place for drinking, getting high or texting.

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 7:36 AM
  • What about the other states that doen't require a license plate on the front of the vehicle and Missouri does, do the highway patrol pull them over and tell them it is illegal to drive thru Missouri with out their plate on the front of their vehicle? It's kind of the same difference isn't it? Unless they were high while driving they shouldn't be harrassed unless everyone is going to be harrassed for all laws that other states have that Missouri does not.

    -- Posted by MBGAL on Fri, Jun 4, 2010, at 8:42 AM
  • NanaDot,

    Not only that but it was Willaim Randolph Hearst who really launched the campaign of mis-informtaion thru his many news papers. Why, you ask? Hemp paper. Paper made from hemp was a direct threat to the millions Hearst was making from his pulp mills.

    He would bury a story about a drunk driver killing someone, but "crazed teens" on "killer weed" was front page stuff. Even though is was mostly fabricated. Nothing has changed. The war of false information is being waged to this day.

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Wed, Jun 9, 2010, at 8:39 AM
  • Nandot,

    I agree, but it's not comforting.

    -- Posted by What the f...... on Thu, Jun 10, 2010, at 12:45 PM
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