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B+ Laura Kelly (D - KS) MEDICAL USE

in 2019, Governor Kelly signed Senate Bill 28 (aka Clare and Lola’s Law), which prohibits state agencies from initiating child removal proceedings or child protection actions based solely upon the child or parent’s possession of certain high-CBD/low-THC cannabis preparations. The law also establishes an affirmative defense from criminal prosecution for any person with a debilitating medical condition who possesses high-CBD/low-THC cannabis preparations. (Link)

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Position on Medical Marijuana

Governor Kelly has repeatedly expressed support for the establishment of a tightly regulated medical cannabis access law, and most recently said that the passage of such a bill is part of her personal agenda for the 2020 legislative session. While not a personal supporter of adult-use legalization, she has said that she would “probably” sign such a bill into law if the legislature passed it.


"Three out of the four states surrounding Kansas have legalized medical marijuana. Legalizing medical marijuana would boost our economy and provide relief to Kansans suffering with severe illnesses." 8/16/2023

"Kansas is one of the last states that hasn't legalized medical marijuana, and Kansans with severe illnesses are suffering. This is unacceptable. It's time we pass it once and for all." (10/5/2022)

“I do believe that medical marijuana needs to be legalized. It does have medical uses, and I think it would do a lot for our families … and I also think that it would help with the opioid crisis.... [Adult-use legalization] is something where what the people want is probably more what I will want on something like that. I don’t have a personal ideology regarding it. If the folks want it and the legislature passes it, would I sign it? Probably.” 1/2/2020

During the campaign, Gov. Kelly expressed support for legalizing medical marijuana access in Kansas. (6/29/18) (Link)

She has expressed opposition for permitting patients to grow personal use quantities of medical cannabis at home. (11/8/18) (Link)

“I think that there is some momentum in the Legislature to pass, to legalize medical marijuana. I think we would do it Kansas-style, where it would be well-regulated,” Kelly told reporters https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article221673095.html


2019: Authorizes CBD Oil for Patients with Debilitating Medical Conditions, SB 28
Contact Laura Kelly

Email: info@laurakellyforkansas.com

Web: https://www.laurakellyforkansas.com/

Phone: 785-296-3232


Capitol, 300 Southwest 10th Avenue, Suite 241S

Topeka, KS 66612-1590

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