How will Kansas address Missouri's new medical marijuana law?

How will Kansas address Missouri’s new medical marijuana law?

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Chapters descriptions off, selected subtitles off, selected captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected This is a modal window. Now that Missouri has voted to legalize medical marijuana, what will those with legal prescriptions need to know when going into Kansas? Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Many Kansas City metro residents cross the state line between Missouri and Kansas multiple times a day. Now that Missouri has voted to legalize medical marijuana, what will those with legal prescriptions need to know when going into Kansas? "We are a metro area with hundreds of thousands of people crossing the state line, so it is something we will have to address," Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said Thursday. Voters in Missouri spoke loudly at the polls on Tuesday. Medical marijuana will become legal on Dec. 6, and residents must have a prescription to use it. Under the current law, any Missouri resident possessing medical marijuana could be arrested after crossing into Kansas, where medical marijuana is not legal, according to Howe. "Technically under the law, yes. The question is how do we handle the situation," Howe said. "The attorney general, the prosecutors and law enforcement will get together to see what is the proper way to respond." Passage of the new Missouri law could benefit people like Todd Scattini. He served in the U.S. Army for 27 years. "I would use medical cannabis probably on a daily basis to treat a lot of things that come out of service to the nation. Chronic pain is certainly one of them," Scattini said. But on the legal side, Howe said a lot still needs to be discussed. "Are there constraints put in place […]

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