Kansas Senators Hold First Of Three Medical Marijuana Legalization Hearings In Committee

Kansas Senators Hold First Of Three Medical Marijuana Legalization Hearings In Committee
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Kansas senators on Wednesday held the first in a series of three planned committee hearings this week on a recently introduced medical marijuana legalization bill, discussing the key provisions and taking testimony from advocates and stakeholders. The hearing in the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee comes after separate House-passed legislation stalled in the Senate earlier this year. It also occurred on the same day that the House Federal and State Affairs Committee passed a bill to set medical cannabis laboratory testing standards and rules in a 12-8 vote. Sen. Robert Olson (R), who chairs the Senate panel, is sponsoring the new Medical Marijuana Regulation Act, which would provide patients diagnosed with a series of medical conditions with to access limited forms of cannabis. A legislative staffer spent several minutes going point-by-point to describe what the bill would accomplish, taking several questions from committee members before the hearing was opened for public testimony.

Sam Jones, chief operating officer of the hemp cultivator business Kansas Natural Remedies, said he thinks “now’s the time to legalize medical cannabis.” “We think this is a tremendous opportunity for Kansas, Kansas businesses and Kansans to create a new industry—one that will create an economic opportunity for the state and businesses that may never actually be involved in cannabis at all and for patients and give them the option to choose this product over other pharmaceuticals that could be more harmful,” he said. SB 560 lists more than 20 qualifying conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autoimmune disorders. It would also allow legal marijuana access for patients with “any other chronic, debilitating or terminal condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician licensed in this state, would be a detriment to the patient’s mental or physical health if…

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