Medical marijuana backers make case to Kansas Senate panel

Marijuana plant (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas – For the first time, advocates of medical marijuana were able to testify at a full legislative hearing in Topeka.

The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee held an informational meeting on cannabis.

Advocates filled the room, and took turns at the podium, sharing how the legalization of medical marijuana would impact them.

One mother says medical marijuana could be the difference between life and death for her son.

“No treatments have helped. For him we are literally out of options and cannabis oil is the only next step that we have available to try,” said Kiley Klug.

Thursday, opponents will have a chance to testify in front of the same senate committee. Similar bills have failed to get out of committee in years past.

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