Kansas Governor Says She’d Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill, But Medical Cannabis Is Her Priority

Kansas Governor Says She’d Sign Marijuana Legalization Bill, But Medical Cannabis Is Her Priority

The governor of Kansas said on Thursday that she’d likely sign a bill to legalize marijuana in the state if lawmakers sent one to her desk. In a pair of TV interviews looking at her legislative priorities for 2020, Gov. Laura Kelly (D) said the legislature needs to approve medical cannabis, which she argued would help families with children who have serious illnesses and also combat the opioid crisis. But while the governor said she isn’t “going to advocate for” broader recreational legalization, that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t enact such legislation if it advanced in the state. “I haven’t really decided what I would do. This is something where what the people want is probably more what I will want on something like that,” Kelly told WIBW. “I don’t have a personal ideology regarding it. If the folks want it and the legislature passes it, would I sign it? Probably.” Watch Kelly’s comments on marijuana legalization below: Again, however, she stressed that it’s the more focused legalization of cannabis for medical purposes that is part of her personal agenda for the 2020 session. “I have always said that I want it well-regulated so that it’s controlled so that it’s not…

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