January 22, 2021, 8:58 a.m.
Posted: Jan 22, 2021 8:58 am
Updated: January 22, 2021 10:20 am
TOPEKA, Kan. – A medical cannabis bill was incorporated into Kansas law on Thursday, January 14th.
This bill was submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on State and Federal Affairs and is the first step in an initiative between the Kansas Cannabis Business Association (KSCBA) and lawmakers. The committee members are working with the KSCBA to negotiate the language in the bill before it is put to the vote. A hearing of the committee is planned within a few weeks.
“We value the relationships we have built with lawmakers and we are ready to begin this next phase of the legislative process with them,” said Erin Montroy, co-president of the Kansas Cannabis Business Association. “You see the economic benefits that a well-regulated program can bring to a state, and we expect the reform to pass this session.”
Kansas remains the only state in the region of the four states that has not legalized medical marijuana.