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Rollout of medical marijuana will take several months


November 8, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri has joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it'll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with cancer, HIV and other serious ailments will be able to obtain it.

Missouri became the 31st state to approve medical marijuana when voters on Tuesday approved Amendment 2 .

Voters likely expedited the implementation process by rejecting two competing medical marijuana initiatives that also were on the ballot, Amendment 3 and Proposition C. Passage of more than one would have almost certainly set off a lengthy court battle.

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