Medical marijuana use in Missouri is expected to be a topic of discussion in the state capitol this week. A house bill, sponsored by Representative Jim Neely of Cameron, is set to go before the Health and Mental Health Policy Committee sometime Wednesday afternoon. As written, the new law would allow for marijuana use prescribed by a doctor to be used to treat certain irreversible debilitating diseases or conditions as identified by the Department of Health and Senior Services. The State Department of Agriculture would also be involved issuing cultivation and production facility licenses to grow the medical cannabis. Parents of children under 18 with approved irreversible debilitating diseases or conditions would also be able to obtain medical cards on the behalf of their children.