Lawmakers should just legalize weed

Kansans of all political preferences celebrated earlier this month when the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill in favor of medical marijuana.

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May 21, 2021 - 12:41 PM

A grower cultivates marijuana plants in Nevada in 2017. That year, Nevada joined seven other states allowing recreational marijuana use. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kansans of all political preferences celebrated earlier this month when the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill in favor of medical marijuana.

While HB 158 passed with a 79-42 vote, indicating progress on the marijuana front, it still faces opposition in the Senate.

And even though one chamber passed this bill, it is long overdue. Of all 50 states, 36 have legalized medical marijuana.

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