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How will Missouri adjust to medical marijuana?

How will Missouri adjust to medical marijuana?

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Since state voters approved medical marijuana use in November, officials have been working to implement the new policy.

Among the questions is whether welfare recipients who use medical marijuana should lose their benefits.

Officials are also trying to decide if use of the drug should bar applicants from certain state jobs.

Amendment 2 legalizes the cultivation of cannabis, as well as the production of marijuana and marijuana infused products to aid patients suffering from 10 debilitating illnesses, including Parkinson’s, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, epilepsy, glaucoma and cancer.

Just days after the vote, Maplewood officials said they were already fielding inquiries from entrepreneurs who want to set up shop there.

While the proposal sets out timelines for various steps to start selling medical marijuana, the exact timeline for fully operational dispensaries isn't clear. The process probably won't be finalized until the second half of 2019

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