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Kansas takes first step toward growing industrial hemp - Cannabis News

Kansas took its first step this past week in joining 40 other states in the U.S. that are growing industrial hemp, according to a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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Kansas Gov. Signs Industrial Hemp Bill - Cannabis News

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed the bill to create an industrial hemp pilot program in the state which passed the Senate in February and the House earlier this month.

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Hemp bill on a roll at Kansas statehouse, makes it out of committee - Cannabis News

Tuesday marked a milestone for proponents of growing industrial hemp in Kansas.

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Is 2018 the year for medical marijuana? Odds are better in Missouri than Kansas - Cannabis News

Christine Gordon is battling the Kansas Legislature for access to medical marijuana for her 6-year-old daughter, Autumn, who has a form of epilepsy that leaves her with persistent seizures that have not responded to traditional medicines.

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Kansas: Dozens show up for meeting on industrial hemp - Cannabis News

RENO COUNTY, Kan. - As the Kansas farm economy struggles farmers are considering anything that can help turn a profit, even if it means changing state law.

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Kansas: Wichita marijuana proponents to try again to reform pot penalties - Cannabis News

Wichita residents will likely get another chance at a ballot initiative to lower the penalty for small-time possession of marijuana.

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Kansas Lawmakers Advance Proposal to Promote Industrial Hemp

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators who have resisted proposals to legalize marijuana for medical use are advancing a proposal aimed at making the state an industrial hemp powerhouse.

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Kansas Senate panel gives green light to medical cannabis bill – Cannabis News

A Kansas Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow doctors and physicians to prescribe and dispense “non-intoxicating” medicine derived from marijuana.

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An idea's appeal grows: Farmers tout high points of industrial hemp – Cannabis News

With their water wells dropping, two farmers from the far southwest corner of Kansas flew a 1967 Cessna Wednesday morning to Topeka – all in support of hemp.

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Lack of medical marijuana causing Kansans to leave state – Cannabis News

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A bill being pushed by a Kansas state senator from Kansas City to legalize marijuana for medical purposes was heard in committee on Monday.

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Kansas Marijuana Activist Who Lost Custody Of Her Son – Cannabis News

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Garden City, Kansas, mother who lost custody of her son over her use of cannabis oil in an incident that drew national attention.

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Kansas reduces penalties for marijuana possession – Marijuana News

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A measure approved by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback reduces some penalties for marijuana possession.

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Kansans rally for medical marijuana in Topeka – Marijuana News

TOPEKA - Supporters of medical marijuana rallied in the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday to protest a bill that they say would make it harder for epilepsy sufferers to get hemp-based remedies.

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Kansas lawmakers to consider marijuana, medical hemp bills – Marijuana News

TOPEKA, KAN. - Kansas Democratic Rep. John Wilson never thought he'd take up marijuana as a legislative cause, but the struggles of a family in his district to get medical hemp preparations to treat their son's seizures changed his mind.

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Kansas marijuana advocate sues state over son’s removal from home – Marijuana News

The Garden City mother who has become a face of the medicinal marijuana legalization movement in Kansas is suing the state and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her 11-year-old son from her home last spring after he spoke up about her cannabis use at school.

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Kansas Attempting to Prove Colorado Marijuana is Wreaking Havoc on State – Marijuana News

Image: Kansas Highway Patrol Facebook Page via Westword.com

Last month, the federal government sided with Colorado in a lawsuit filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by Oklahoma and Nebraska, which claim that Colorado's marijuana laws should be dismantled due to residual harm being caused across state lines. Kansas hasn't joined the suit, but its attorney general, Derek Schmidt, appears to be gathering evidence that would bolster the case being made by these states.

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Kansas mom facing pot charges waives preliminary hearing – Marijuana News

Garden City mother Shona Banda. File image: Wichita Eagle

A Garden City mother who faces five marijuana-related charges waived her preliminary hearing Monday when she found out the state wanted her 11-year-old son to testify against her, according to a Facebook post by her defense attorney.

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Advocacy group wants medical marijuana in Kansas

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The north side of the Statehouse became a graveyard Saturday afternoon.


 

 

And a funeral.

All symbols used by the advocacy group Bleeding Kansas to bring awareness of a bill they’ve been trying to get out of committee for years.

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