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Authorized medicinal pot growers may need to break the law

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The first authorized marijuana farmers in Missouri will have to commit to a crime to begin growing, and regulators are expected to turn a blind eye.

Here’s why: The state’s constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and marijuana-infused products for patients who suffer from serious illnesses doesn't indicate how growers should get their first seeds.

Since it’s a felony to acquire new marijuana plants or seeds already in Missouri, or to get them from one of the 32 other states with legal marijuana, those in the industry expect a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach for the first approved.

Read more from U.S. News & World Report.


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