Industrial Hemp Bill Passed by Kansas Legislature

Kansas’ full House of Representatives has given approval to legislation allowing hemp to be legally cultivated (the bill’s already passed the Senate). The Kansas House of Representatives voted 123 to 1 today to approve Senate Bill 263. The vote comes roughly a month after the Senate passed the measure 36 to 3. Given the measure … Read more

Hemp Legalization Bill Approved by Full Kansas Senate

Kansas’ full Senate has voted overwhelmingly to approve a measure that would allow hemp to be legally cultivated. Senate Bill 263 was given approval Thursday by the Kansas Senate in a 36 to 3 vote. The measure now moves to the House of Representatives, where passage would send it to Governor Jeff Colyer for consideration. The … Read more

Kansas City Voters Decriminalize Marijuana

Kansas City voters have passed an initiative to decriminalize marijuana. Marijuana will soon be decriminalized in Missouri’s most populated city after voters gave approval tonight to Question 5. The initiative decriminalizes the possession of up to 35 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $25 ticket. Under current law possessing … Read more

Kansas City Marijuana Decriminalization Initiative Up for Vote Tomorrow

In Kansas City, Missouri an initiative to decriminalize marijuana possession is up for a vote tomorrow, April 4th. Question 5, up for a vote tomorrow, would decriminalize the possession of up to 35 grams of cannabis, making it a simple $25 fine rather than a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison (and/or … Read more

Arkansas Bill Amending Medical Cannabis Law Sent to Governor

Legislation that amends Arkansas’ medical cannabis law has been passed through the state’s legislature and sent to Governor Asa Hutchinson for consideration. House Bill 1400 was passed by the House of Representatives on March 17th with a unanimous 88 to 0 vote; six days later it was passed by the Senate 31 to 1. Today … Read more

Hemp Bill Passed By Arkansas House Committee

A bill to allow hemp to be cultivated in Arkansas has been passed by its initial committee. House Bill 1778 was passed by the House Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development with a unanimous voice vote. According to its official text, the proposed law “is intended to assist the state in moving to the … Read more

Arkansas Senate Rejects Measure to Ban Smoking of Medical Cannabis

An effort by Arkansas lawmakers to undermine a voter-approved initiative that legalizes medical cannabis has failed in the Senate. In November Arkansas voters approved Issue 6 with 53% voting in favor. The constitutional amendment legalizes the possession and use of medical cannabis, including a system of licensed dispensaries. Today the Senate voted 15 to 11 … Read more