Kansas Lawmakers To Tour Marijuana Grow Facility In Missouri As They Finalize Medical Cannabis Bill For 2023

Kansas Lawmakers To Tour Marijuana Grow Facility In Missouri As They Finalize Medical Cannabis Bill For 2023
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Kansas lawmakers on Friday held the latest in a series of meetings of a committee charged with preparing a medical cannabis legalization bill that the full legislature can consider in the 2023 session. Sen. Robert Olson (R), who chairs the Special Committee on Medical Marijuana, also announced that members are set to tour a cultivation facility in neighboring Missouri to see how a legal cannabis program works up close. Olson said that the panel’s meetings so far “have given me a lot of information to work on my bill.”

“What I’m going to do…is to take this information and create the bill,” he said. “I’m going to work on a bill with a couple of members—and if anybody wants to sign on in the Senate, they’ll be more than able to sign on to that bill—and introduce it at the beginning of the session.” He added that House members who are part of the bicameral special committee are more than welcome to work on separate legislation in their chamber if they like. During Friday’s hearing, lawmakers were briefed by Kansas Legislative Research Department staff on a variety of topics, including how other medical cannabis states handle issues such as seed-to-sale tracking, THC potency and purchasing limits, local taxes, licensing tiers, social equity and packaging and labeling of products. After members tour the Missouri grow facility next Wednesday, they will hold a final panel meeting on Thursday to discuss and finalize the committee’s recommendations, which will be used to inform legislation for the new session. A separate Kansas committee on workforce development met late last month and approved a resolution encouraging the legislature to “proceed with caution” on marijuana reform, expressing that legalization could have implications for the workforce shortages in the state. Meanwhile, at the medical marijuana panel’s…

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