Cottleville wants Missouri to legalize medical marijuana use

COTTLEVILLE, Mo. | The little St. Charles County community of Cottleville is encouraging the state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber said Friday that the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Thursday urging Missouri legislators to legalize access to medical marijuana for Missourians who have a doctor's approval.

Yarber says he believes marijuana can bring some relief to certain terminally ill people or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. He says the resolution doesn't condone general marijuana use, and says people shouldn't confuse the two issues.

A Missouri branch of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws says Columbia and Cliff Village have previously passed local legislation supporting medical marijuana.