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In 2014, Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment creating a new constitutional amendment to protect the right to farm and ranch in the state of Missouri. This amendment is broader protection than the state’s right-to-farm law that just protects an agricultural operation against nuisance lawsuits. But in approving the constitutional amendment did Missouri voters create a new right to grow and cultivate marijuana in Missouri? A few criminal defendants had tried to claim the new constitutional amendment preempted state drug law related to growing marijuana. The Supreme Court of Missouri recently held that the right-to-farm constitutional amendment did not create a new right to grow marijuana in the state (Missouri v. Shanklin). Continue reading
Changes have happened over the course of October with the top downloads in with the recent Agricultural Law and Policy eJournal. We are seeing a few articles hold their spots. Check out the recent top downloads: Continue reading
Changes have happened over the course of September with the top downloads in with the recent Agricultural Law and Policy eJournal. We are seeing a few articles hold their spots. Check out the recent top downloads: Continue reading
In August, we had a few new additions the Ag Law and Policy eJournal on SSRN. Covering everything from the biotechnology, international ag policy, marijuana legalization issues, land preservation, and environmental law. The August additions include: Continue reading