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Wed Oct 2, 2019, 04:43 AM

Missouri won't cut off aid to poor people over medical marijuana use

JEFFERSON CITY ó After months of review, Gov. Mike Parsonís administration will allow Missourians who receive certain welfare benefits to use medical marijuana.

In a statement to the Post-Dispatch, the Department of Social Services said participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program would not see their benefits affected if they test positive for marijuana and they have a doctor-issued medical cannabis card allowing them to legally purchase pot.

The administrationís decision answers one of a wide array of questions about how to implement a medical marijuana initiative approved by more than 65% of voters last November.

The Missouri Veterans Commission, for example, decided to ban the use of medical cannabis at its nursing homes in order to keep federal funding rolling into the state.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/marijuana/missouri-won-t-cut-off-aid-to-poor-people-over/article_53bad85b-ef68-5a61-b3a0-1fcd08c8883b.html

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