When it comes to marijuana, Kansas is a red state in an increasingly green country.
Three of its neighbors Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri have legalized some form of the drug in recent years. Yet Kansas remains one of four states in the country without a comprehensive medical or recreational marijuana program.
Thats not for lack of trying. This spring, the Legislature passed a bill allowing patients and caregivers to possess CBD one chemical in marijuana containing small amounts of THC, a psychoactive component of the plant. The Kansas Health Institute reports that lawmakers have introduced 18 medical marijuana bills since 2006. This year, one got a hearing at the Capitol.