Proposed bill would legalize medical marijuana (Kansas)

After being shot down several times in the past, legislation to legalize medical marijuana was filed again Feb. 15 in the Kansas House of Representatives.

The new bill, known as the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, calls for the legalization of owning and using marijuana plants for those with “debilitating medical conditions,” such as cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, hepatitis C and Crohn’s disease. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Health and Human Services for debate.

Fifty-eight percent of adults in Kansas support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll conducted last year by SurveryUSA and sponsored by KWCH, a Wichita-based TV station.

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