Kansas Legislative Committee Approves First Steps Toward Legalizing Medical Cannabis

  • The new legislation would also create an expungement process to clear cannabis-related convictions involving the possession of less than 28 grams, according to Wisconsin Public Radio.
  • This latest push for decriminalization in the state is similar to provisions that Gov. Tony Evers included in his state budget proposal earlier this year, which addressed decriminalization and the legalization of medical cannabis.
  • Republican lawmakers hold majorities in the state Assembly and Senate, and removed Evers’ cannabis proposal from the budget, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.
  • Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Sept. 20 to legalize medical cannabis in the state, although Republican opposition to any kind of cannabis policy reform remains strong.
  • A spokesperson for Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told the news outlet that the speaker remains opposed to decriminalization and said the issue lacks support among Assembly Republicans.
  • The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board will contemplate changes to the state’s medical cannabis program at a Nov. 1 meeting, where it will vote on adding new qualifying conditions and replacing the 3 percent THC cap with a purchase limit.

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