Kansas Bill Legalizing Cannabinoid Medicines Passes Senate Committee

A Kansas Senate committee has passed a bill to legalize cannabinoid (CBD) medicines.

Senate Bill 151 was approved Thursday by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, moving it towards a full Senate vote. Under the proposed law; “a person shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution or penalty in any manner for possessing, utilizing, dispensing or distributing any non-intoxicating cannabinoid medicine or any apparatus or paraphernalia used to administer such medicine pursuant to a physician recommendation.”

The proposal makes it clear that; ‘a physician shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution or penalty in any manner, including any form of professional discipline by the state board of healing arts, for issuing a recommendation order, with the same intent, force and effect as a prescription order, to a patient for the use of non-intoxicating cannabinoid medicine.”

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Kansas House Committee Votes to Legalize Medical Use of Cannabis Extracts

Kansas’ Kansas-FlagHouse Bill 2282 has been passed by the House Committee on Health and Human Services, setting it up for a full House vote.

House Bill 2282 would legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis extracts (such as tinctures, oils and lotions) for those who have seizure disorders and receive a recommendation from a physician. The cannabis extracts would be required to have no more than 3% THC, making CBD (cannabidiol) oil the most likely option for patients.

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Legislation to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in Kansas, Rally Planned

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Kansas Patients Groups Join Together, Call For Compassionate Cannabis Law In Kansas

Lenexa, Ks – On January 15, 2015, at 1pm, bleedingSeveral Kansas medical cannabis groups, including Bleeding Kansas and Kansas For Change, Sen. Gail Finney, and Sen. David Haley, will be sponsoring a rally in the Topeka capitol rotunda. There will also be a full day of lobbying for patients and caregivers, as they make the rounds of appointments with lawmakers.

They will be asking lawmakers to please support Senate Bill 9 and House Bill 2011 [both filed this month], The Cannabis Compassionate Care Act, currently in the Health and Public Welfare Committee.

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