Legalizing Marijuana Has Majority Support In Kansas, Poll Finds

Legalizing Marijuana Has Majority Support In Kansas, Poll Finds

A majority of Kansas residents say they support legalizing marijuana for adult use and allowing the state to tax it, according to a new survey. The annual Kansas Speaks survey, conducted by Fort Hays State University, includes residents’ opinions on a variety of public policy issues such as Medicaid expansion and firearms control. Buried elsewhere within the report, released last week, is the fact that more than 63% of respondents either “strongly support” or “somewhat support” legalizing and taxing recreational cannabis. By comparison, only about 26% of respondents either “somewhat oppose” or “strongly oppose” marijuana legalization efforts. Eleven percent said they were either neutral or unsure. Despite the approval among a majority of the state’s electorate, cannabis in the state of Kansas remains illegal for all purposes, including medicinal use. Three of the state’s four neighbors — Colorado, Oklahoma, and Missouri — have already legalized marijuana in some form. However, there’s reason to believe the narrative around cannabis in Kansas may change in the coming years, albeit in a fairly limited fashion as compared to most other states that allow legal use. In October, lawmakers took the first steps in advancing reform. The Special Committee on Federal and State Affairs…

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