Under Senate Bill 9, doctors would be authorized to write prescriptions
for cannabis, to their clients who have qualifying medical conditions.
Such proposed legislation is supported by 70 percent of the people in
Kansas. The proposed legislation also seeks to authorize the Kansas Department
of Public Health to license and regulate a limited number of medical marijuana
distribution centers to provide patients with safe access. Additionally,
the proposed legislation allows authorized individuals to cultivate a
small personal use amount of marijuana.
Despite the people of Kansas wanting this, "Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook,
won't even let the proposed legislation have a hearing during the
current legislative session. You can visit her and write her a message
about your stance on the issue, whether you are for it or against it.
Her site is
Kansas criminal defense lawyer, I have defended hundreds of people for many different crimes. As an Olathe,
KS attorney, I see much energy in the court system on these small time
consuming cases. Regardless of your personal stance on marijuana use,
it seems that law enforcement could use their time much more wisely than
busting people for possessing small personal amounts of marijuana.
When our legislature decides on what to do about this issues, as well as
even recreational marijuana, the question should NOT be whether each legislator
personally believes a person should or should not smoke marijuana. Rather,
the issues should be, whether an individual should have the right to choose
that, in the land of the free, weighed against the impact on society.
Additionally, they should consider the costs associated with the continual
criminalization of marijuana. Additionally, they could raise a lot of
money through taxing it. It should be noted that the proposed legislation
doesn't even allow recreational use, and is limited to medical use.
Therefore, the people who would benefit medically from this should be
considered for this specific proposed legislation. Medicinal Marijuana
does have benefits for hurting people.