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Kansas: Legislation Pending To Permit Patients Access to Low-THC Cannabis

Update: Members of the House Health and Human Services Committee heard the bill on Wednesday, Match 15 at 1:30pm, Room 546-S. Legislation is pending, House Bill 2152, to permit qualified patients access to marijuana or extracts containing CBD and low levels of THC. The measure would permit patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic … Continue reading »

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KC NORML Successfully Decriminalized Marijuana in Kansas City

Ballot initiative run by local group passes 71 to 29 to end arrests for possession of marijuana Kansas City, MO – In a blowout victory for sensible criminal justice policy, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri have decided to approve Question 5 and decriminalize marijuana to direct their law enforcement officers to no longer target citizens … Continue reading »

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Kansas City Voters to Weigh in on Decriminalization Measure – Yes on 5

After more than a year of negotiations with city officials, and countless hours cultivating support for a ballot measure aimed at decriminalizing certain amounts of marijuana, members of Kansas City NORML will finally have a chance to hear from voters on the issue. Next Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Kansas City voters will weigh in on … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Legislation Pending To Permit Patients Access to Low-THC Cannabis

Legislation is pending, House Bill 2152, to permit qualified patients access to marijuana or extracts containing CBD and low levels of THC. The measure would permit patients with Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder or a condition causing seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, to possess marijuana or extracts containing no more than … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Support Comprehensive Medical Marijuana Reform

Legislation is pending before lawmakers, The Kansas Safe Access Act, to establish regulations governing a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The measure would permit qualified patients to grow their own medical marijuana or to obtain it from a licensed dispensary, while also educating physicians who seek to recommend cannabis therapy. Kansas is one of fewer than … Continue reading »

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Kansas City: Pass the Initiative to Decriminalize Marijuana

A decriminalization initiative being pushed by the Kansas City chapter of NORML hit an unexpected road block this past Wednesday after members of the Neighborhood and Public Safety Committee notified the group’s executive director, Jamie Kacz that they would be seeking more information from the Department of Health and municipal Drug Court; a move that … Continue reading »

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Kansas City: NORML Chapter’s Decriminalization Effort Qualifies For City Ballot

Petitioners seeking to decriminalize municipal penalties specific to the possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana have gathered sufficient signatures to qualify the measure for the ballot, a representative from the Kansas City Clerk’s office confirmed today. The proposal, spearheaded by Kansas City NORML, amends citywide penalties from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil … Continue reading »

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Kansas: Governor Signs Marijuana Sentencing Reform Measure

Governor Brownback signed House Bill 2462 into law on Friday, May 13th 2016 to amend marijuana possession penalties.  The law reduces criminal penalties for first-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year incarceration and a $ 2,500 fine) to a Class B misdemeanor (punishable by no more than … Continue reading »

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Kansas: House Committee Fails To Act On Safe Access Act

Members of the House Committee on Health and Human Services failed to consider House Bill 2691, the Kansas Safe Access Act, this legislative session.  The legislation sought to provide for the legal use of cannabis for medical conditions. The measure would have registered compassion centers, authorized the issuance of identification cards, and established a compassion board. … Continue reading »

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