May 04, 2021
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Exciting news! The House Committee on Federal and State Affairs has approved (12-8) a bill to legalize medical cannabis in the state. The bill is now cleared for a vote on the House floor.
Reach out to your lawmakers today and ask them to support legalizing medical cannabis this year!
The proposed legislation would establish a medical cannabis program for qualified patients. As amended in committee, the bill lists 23 conditions that would qualify patients for the program, including PTSD and chronic conditions that cause “severe, persistent pain.” Unfortunately, however, smoking and vaping products would be prohibited.
Gov. Laura Kelly (D) has repeatedly voiced her support for medical cannabis. Still, the legislature must act in order to bring a compassionate, effective medical cannabis program to Kansas. It’s important your lawmakers hear from you; let them know you want them to legalize medical cannabis this year!
Kansas is currently one of just 14 states with no effective medical cannabis law. Help make sure this is the year Kansas stands with patients and establishes a medical cannabis program by reaching out to your lawmakers and sharing this message with your friends and family!