Committee OKs steps for medical marijuana

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State News

October 31, 2019 - 10:04 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas legislative special committee on Wednesday approved two early, tentative steps toward considering a medical marijuana bill in a state where earlier attempts to consider the issue went nowhere in the face of strong opposition.

The Special Committee on Federal and State Affairs recommended that Kansas lawmakers consider allowing residents from other states where medical marijuana is legal to use the product in Kansas if they have permission from their home states. However, Kansas residents would not be allowed to use medical marijuana obtained in other states.

The committee also suggested Kansas study Ohio’s approach to medical marijuana use, where patients are limited to 90-day supplies and smoking medical marijuana is prohibited but edibles, patches and oils are allowed. The committee recommended banning vaping of marijuana, which is allowed in Ohio.

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