Top Kansas Democrats Unveil Plan To Put Medical And Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization On The 2022 Ballot

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Kansas Democratic leaders on Thursday announced that they will be introducing proposals to let voters decide on legalizing medical and adult-use marijuana in the state. House Minority Leader Tom Sawyer (D) and Assistant Minority Leader Jason Probst (D) held a briefing on the plans, emphasizing that constituents are eager for the reform and so the proposed constitutional amendments would let them decide since the GOP-controlled legislature has failed to act. The Kansas officials noted the similarity between their new plan and one unveiled by Iowa Democrats this week that would also refer marijuana to voters. There are also several other states where lawmakers are pushing to put cannabis measures on the ballot. Hmmm… sounds familiar! House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer and Assistant Democratic Leader Jason Probst released constitutional amendments today to legalize marijuana in Kansas. Let voters' voices be heard. Stop Republican obstruction. #ksleg https://t.co/6vXwNuInmQ — Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) January 6, 2022 Sawyer said that while Republicans have had “very little interest in passing any sort of marijuana reform” through the traditional legislative process, he’s hopeful they will at least pass the measures to give voters a say in November. House Democratic Leader Tom Sawyer and Assistant Democratic Leader Jason Probst announce constitutional amendments to legalize medicinal and recreational marijuana, expand Medicaid #ksleg https://t.co/6Rm6OojNdI — Kansas House Democrats (@KSHouseDems) January 6, 2022 “It’s time to give voters their opportunity to have their say and let the legislature know how they feel,” the leader said. He also said that he remains “hopeful” that a medical cannabis bill that passed the House last year will be taken up and advanced through the Senate, where it’s so far stalled. However, that bill has “a lot of restrictions,” including a ban on smokeable cannabis, so the constitutional amendment would provide for a more…

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