The City of Rolla, Missouri, is on its way to passing an ordinance that will no longer conflict with recent medical marijuana possession.
The city held its first reading of an ordinance that will amend the city code to allow medicinal marijuana. Under current city law, possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana is illegal with no exception for medical marijuana applicants approved by the state for legal possession.
The proposed ordinance was drafted after Rolla Police Chief Sean Fagan notified the city that the marijuana possession law on the books doesn’t allow medical marijuana.
This new ordinance amends Rolla’s cannabis possession law with language making it an exception for individuals who have patient or caregiver medical cannabis cards approved by Missouri’s Department of Health. The Missouri’s Department of Health has approved more than 10,000 patient and caregiver applications already. The new statewide medical cannabis laws are expected to … Read the rest