Kansas House Lawmakers Unveil Proposed Medical Marijuana Compromise With Senate In Bicameral Conference Committee
Kansas House lawmakers on Thursday laid out their plan and proposed compromises for medical marijuana legalization in the state, moving the legislature one step closer to enacting the reform following the appointment of a bicameral conference committee that’s been charged with reaching an agreement on the issue. Negotiators met for the first time on Wednesday to go over two pieces of medical cannabis legislation—one that passed the House but did not advance in the Senate and another that was taken up by the Senate and discussed in committee last month. Now the House negotiators have come to the table with a compromise. In general, the two chambers’ proposals were already fairly similar, sharing numerous key provisions. But to get closer to consensus, House Federal and State Affairs Committee Chairman John Barker (R) said the body is willing to accept about a dozen elements of the Senate version, while explaining where there could be compromise on others and where the chamber isn’t willing to budge.
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