JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's medical marijuana advocates say they've learned their lesson from last year's failure to get their issue in front of voters: start earlier.

The nonprofit New Approach Missouri began collecting signatures this week for its bid to change the state's constitution to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to people with conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease.

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