Policy Recommendations Kansas

2020-21 Improvements and Recommendations

While members in the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill that would create an access program for medical cannabis in the state and Governor Kelly indicated approval for the plan, the bill has ultimately stalled in the senate.

Once again, ASA encourages Kansas state lawmakers to initiate work focused on organization of a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Such a program should provide legal protections to patients related to employment, housing, education and family law and develop an in-state production system for lab-tested medical cannabis and cannabis products that can be made available to patients at legal retailers. ASA also recommends that lawmakers authorize patients to cultivate cannabis at home to reduce costs to patients.