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Kansas House Committee Passes Hemp Bill

Kansas’ House Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development has given approval to a bill that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in the state. “Kansas farmers are having a very tough time,” said Representative Willie Dove following the vote on House Bill 2182, known as the Kansas Industry Growth Act . “It’s very dry, …

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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, …

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Federal Court: Out-of-State License Plates Don’t Justify Police Stop and Search

In a landmark decision the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that law enforcement officials can’t stop and search vehicles simply for having an out-of-state license plate from a state where cannabis is legal, such as Colorado. The court reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Colorado motorist (Peter Vasquez) who was pulled over by …

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Kansas Marijuana Possession Laws

Kansas Marijuana Possession Laws:   Up to 450 grams: Penalty: Misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.   450 grams or more (automatically considered for distribution purposes): Penalty: Felony punishable by 10 to 42 months incarceration and/or a maximize fine of $100,000.   For further information on Kansas …

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Kansas Legislature Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Cannabis Possession

The Kansas House of Representatives on Friday gave approval to legislation that would reduce penalties for the possession of cannabis. The measure has already been passed by the state’s Senate with a unanimous 38 to 0 vote, meaning it will now go to Governor Sam Brownback for consideration; the vote in the House was 96 …

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Kansas Senate Passes Bill to Reduce Penalties for Possessing Up to 450 Grams of Cannabis

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Kansas’ full Senate has given approval to legislation that would reduce the penalties for the possession of up to 450 grams of cannabis. The vote was an overwhelming 38 to 1. If passed into law, House Bill 2049 would reduce the penalty associated with someone’s first cannabis possession offense (as long as it’s under 450 …

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Kansas Senate Committee Votes to Lower Cannabis Penalties, Legalize Medical Cannabis Oil

Kansas’ Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee has given approval today to two cannabis-related bills. One of the proposals would legalize the possession and use of low-THC cannabis oil for medical use, and the other would lower the penalties associated with someone’s first and second cannabis possession offense. The proposal reduces the charge for first-time …

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Kansas House Approves Bill to Reduce Cannabis Penalties, Legalize Medical Cannabis Extracts, Study Hemp

The Kansas House of Representatives has passed an amended version of House Bill 2049, a proposal that initially would have simply reduce the penalties associated with cannabis possession, but was altered to make several other changes. The bill, which now moves towards a full Senate vote, would reduce the penalty for the first-time possession of …

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Wichita, Kansas Decriminalizes Cannabis

Voters in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, have approved an initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis. The initiative was approved with 54% in favor, 46% opposed, roughly the same percentage that approved legalization initiatives in 2012 in Colorado and Washington State. The initiative decriminalizes the possession of up to 32 …

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Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis On Tomorrow’s Ballot in Wichita, Kansas

An initiative to remove criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of cannabis will be up for a public vote tomorrow, April 7th in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. If approved into law, the initiative would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it …

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