Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said last week that he was surprised that he kept getting the question: “When and how can I sign up to get a medical marijuana license?”

“It has definitely been a topic of discussion since Tuesday,” Rhorer said on Friday morning.

Those wanting answers are going to have to be patient – it might be a year before the State of Missouri is ready to license and sell marijuana.

Missouri became the 31st state to approve medical marijuana as voters approved Amendment 2 last Tuesday. The amendment set itself apart from other marijuana ballot issues Amendment 3 and Proposition C – which both failed – and requires a 4% tax on medical marijuana.

According to the New Approach Coalition that backed Amendment, the Missouri amendment was based on similar amendments in other states.

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