US (KS): Lawmakers plan to introduce medical cannabis legislation at start of session

After months of meetings, compiling data, and listening to research, lawmakers say they’re ready to take another shot at legalizing medical cannabis.

Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, and chair of the 2022 Special Committee on Medical Marijuana, said he planned to introduce a medical cannabis bill at the beginning of the January legislative session. Olson said passing legislation out of committee would be too difficult, and he planned to introduce it in the Senate as an alternative approach.

“I think what I’m going to do is — and any member is more than welcome — is to take this information and create the bill,” Olson said. “And I’m going to work on a bill with a couple of members, and then if anybody wants to sign on in the Senate, they’ll be more than able to sign onto that bill and introduce it at the beginning of the session.”

He encouraged lawmakers in the House to introduce similar legislation.

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