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Kansas Bill pushes Pilot Program for Medical Cannabis

KWCH, WICHITA, Kan. – A fresh initiative to legalize marijuana in Kansas has been launched following many unsuccessful efforts.

Hemp plants are harvested throughout the state by Kansas Natural Remedies. Although hemp and marijuana plants belong to the same species, hemp does not qualify as cannabis because of its low THC content, making it lawful.

Of the ten states, Kansas is one without a medicinal cannabis program. The new proposed law, according to KNR Chief Operations Officer Sam Jones, would alter that.

According to Jones, “What we did was create a truly medical bill that looks like it will be medical and will actually be medical by going through the pharmacies.” “The things available for purchase are typical of what one would anticipate for medication. Thus, the tenures pill dryer optimizer functions similarly to a nebulizer.”

The program would only be available to Kansans who met one of 16 qualifying medical criteria. Acute immunodeficiency syndrome, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, autism, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord injury or disease, traumatic brain injury, ulcerative colitis, and persistent, severe, or unmanageable pain are among these conditions.

“We perused the medical literature,” Jones stated. “We removed those that the medical community does not fully support.” And those that are, we held onto. Thus, persistent discomfort is significant. Cancer, PTSD, and arthritis. The main ones are those. They have the greatest number of suffering patients.

Senator Cindy Holscher, a Democrat from Overland Park in Kansas, feels that the bill would go against current state legislation.


Sen. Holscher stated, “This bill could potentially lead to the state having legislation brought against us.” “Because, as previously mentioned, there are laws about municipal cannabis that our state must follow. And there might be legal repercussions if we don’t.

According to Holscher, there is also a worry about kids who could come into possession of medicinal marijuana.

According to Holscher, “We want to make sure the project is getting into the right hands.” “And that we’re not allowing kids to get their hands on it.”

Jones stated that he will keep addressing any new issues and that he understands the need for reform. 

 “This year, instead of trying to convince lawmakers that this is good, we listened to their concerns and addressed them in the bill,” Jones explained. “We took a different approach this year.”  

The medicinal cannabis pilot program would begin on July 1, 2029, if the measure was approved.

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