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Panel to Debate Marijuana Laws

Associated Press - January 26, 2016 6:32 am

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to debate a bill that would loosen the state’s marijuana laws.

The Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee was meeting Tuesday to discuss a bill that passed the House last year.

The measure would decrease the maximum penalties for first-time, misdemeanor marijuana possession to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine from a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. A second possession conviction would no longer be a felony.

The bill also would allow therapeutic hemp oil to be used in treating seizures and set up a program to research industrial hemp production.

The measure drew support in a hearing from parents with children who suffer serious seizures, but some advocates for medical marijuana do not think it goes far enough.

 

Doug Clemens

January 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm

There should not be any debate. The committee should be disbanded and the laws left as they are period. If people do not like the law for pot then move to Colorado. Any politician who even supports any change should be recalled or not re-elected.

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