Missouri lawmakers continue to mull legalizing marijuana.
Democratic Rep. Chris Kelly, of Columbia is sponsoring legislation that would allow most Missouri adults to buy and use recreational marijuana.
The House public safety committee held a hearing on the measure Monday, but did not take a vote.
If the bill passes, it would allow the state to impose an excise tax on sales up to 25%.
Washington State and Colorado have already legalized recreational marijuana use.
The Democratic proposal faces an uphill battle in Missouri's Republican-dominated Legislature.