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Samantha Beckmann said dispensaries like hers should be left alone because they were grandfathered in when state regulations started prohibiting medical marijuana businesses within 1,000 feet of schools.

State marijuana regulators said they’ve been up front with the businesses that exhaustive state regulations aren’t a legal defense.

“The allowance of medical marijuana in state statute is in conflict with federal law,” Postlethwait said.

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Kristen Wyatt can be reached at http://twitter.com/APkristenwyatt. Associated Press writers P. Solomon Banda and Steven K. Paulson contributed to this report.