With marijuana’s medicinal use gaining momentum throughout the US, it’s only a matter of time before all 50 states have some sort of medical marijuana laws on their books. Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia allow the medicinal use of cannabis. Kansas Senator David Haley is pushing for his state to become the 24th. Haley, D-Kansas City introduced SB 9 and HB2011 in the Senate and House, respectively. He hopes that law makers will take a common sense approach to the negative marijuana stigma that has plagued the nation for close to 80 years.
Senate Bill 9 would allow qualified patients to posses up to 6 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants in their home. Haley sites the growing evidence of marijuana as a useful tool in treating a variety of debilitating conditions. I find it refreshing to see lawmakers from a conservative state like Kansas push for the legalization of medical marijuana. Haley has introduced similar bills in previous years with little support, but this year he is a bit more optimistic.
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