Kansas Man Faces 25 Years in Jail Over One Medical Marijuana Plant

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Almost as soon as he was taken into police custody, Larry Burgess suffered a severe seizure. Unfortunately, Kansas does not allow medical cannabis use.

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The complications of America’s piecemeal approach to cannabis legalization are readily apparent in the case of Larry Burgess, a cancer-surviving seizure patient who has spent the last two years stuck in a trial that could result in his spending 25 years in state prison — all for growing one single pot plant.

According to local CBS affiliate KCTV, Burgess’...

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