New Approach Missouri is a group campaigning to legalize medical cannabis in Missouri. Spokesman Jack Cardetti says the organization didn't endorse the bill because the group hopes to address the issue on a ballot.
Neely also sponsored a bill last year that aimed to legalize medical marijuana for people with "epilepsy or an irreversible debilitating disease or conditions." That bill was approved by a committee but failed to gain traction.
Neely says he plans to file the bill a third time if the committee doesn't take another look.