Opponents of Kansas medical marijuana bill to testify

Medical marijuana advocates at the Kansas Statehouse. (KSNT Photo/Kaitlin Berry)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ” Opponents of a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Kansas are taking their case to a Senate committee after supporters got a chance to voice their opinions a day earlier.

The Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee received testimony from proponents of the bill Wednesday. The committee is scheduled to hear from opponents in an informational hearing Thursday.

Committee Chairwoman Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook said she looks forward to hearing additional testimony from physicians. The Shawnee Republican said the committee would decide after the session with opponents whether to move the bill forward through the legislative process.

Medical marijuana bills have been filed in Kansas every year since 2009, but none thus far have moved beyond informational hearings in committees.


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