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  1. Ron Strider

    ND: Melissa Etheridge Detained At Canadian Border For Having Marijuana Oil On Bus

    Melissa Etheridge has become a passionate advocate for medical marijuana. The Kansas native used it when she had breast cancer and in recent days loaned her famous voice to the campaign to legalize it in Missouri. Recreational pot is legal in California, where she lives. But the reality that...
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    Kansans For Hemp To Hold Forum In Americus

    Kansans for Hemp will host a talk on the benefits of the crop at the Americus City Park from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Kansans for Hemp is a group committed to the growth and support of the industrial hemp industry in Kansas. The hope is for Kansas to join 31 other states across the country by...
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    KS: Hemp Oil Shop Opens In Topeka

    If you're looking to get high, don't walk into Jason Todack's Hemp Oil shop. "I've had 18-year-old kids walk in here and think it's going to get them high and and we explain what exactly it is and it's like oh they don't spend anything," Todack said. Todack sells cannabidiol, known as...
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    Medical Cannabis In Kansas, Hope Or Hopeless

    The state of cannabis in Kansas is currently clear. For either medical or recreational purposes, it is illegal. But for how long Kansas holds to its strict policy is yet to be seen. The Marijuana Policy Project reports that Kansas is one of two remaining states with no existing medical...
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    Hemp Oil Supplier Changes Kansas Formulation After Seizure

    The owner of a Missouri hemp oil supplier said he's making a special product line for Kansas after police seized the supply of a retailer because it contained trace amounts of the high-inducing agent in marijuana. CBD American Shaman owner Vince Sanders said he hopes the move will appease law...
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    Kansas House Advances Bill Pre-Approving Potential Epilepsy Drug

    The House advanced a bill amended Tuesday to include prior approval of a new non-psychoactive medicine under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that mimics anti-seizure properties of a marijuana oil banned in Kansas but available in other states. An amendment offered by Rep. John...
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    KS: Let Hemp Be Next Cash Crop

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
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    Kansas Considering Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    A hearing on the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Kansas, received a hearing by the Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs on Feb. 20. The bill was introduced by Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City), who said his bill was the latest in...
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    KS: Let Hemp Be Our Next Cash Crop

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
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    KS: Industrial Hemp Viable Option

    Get over the past; let hemp be our next cash crop An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in Southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp – a plant that...
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    KS: It's Time To Let Farmers Experiment With Hemp

    An antiquated and unnecessary law is preventing the development of a cash crop that could help farmers in Southwest Kansas who struggle to farm in the arid region that sees little water and an aquifer that is drying up. Hemp — a plant that got caught up in the effort to criminalize marijuana...
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    Kansas State Senator Introduces Medical Marijuana Bill

    A Kansas bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state. The bill introduced by Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City), Senate Bill 155 (SB155) would legalize medical marijuana in pursuance of "the police power of the state to protect the health of its citizens that is...
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    KS: Hemp Committee Hearing For Bill Scheduled For Feb. 15

    A coalition from the agriculture industry known as Kansans for Hemp announces Rep. Willie Dove from Bonner Springs has introduced legislation HB 2182, The Kansas Agricultural Industry Growth Act, into the House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee. The Kansas Agricultural Industry...
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    With Only One No Vote, KC City Council Sends Question About Marijuana Fines To Voters

    Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City Council on Thursday voted to include a question about reducing pot possession fines on the April ballot. The decision received 12 affirmative votes and one dissenting vote from Mayor Sly James. Today's approval was procedural. The group gathering signatures...
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    MO: Petition To Reduce Marijuana Fines In Kansas City Recommended For April Ballot

    Kansas City, MO - A Kansas City council committee passed a marijuana measure for the April ballot. Now, it's heading to the full council for approval. It would place a maximum fine of $25 for someone possessing 35 grams or less of marijuana. The measure would also eliminate the...
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    Kansas Lawmaker Ready To Push Medical Hemp Oil Bill Next Session

    A Kansas lawmaker hopes legislation that would allow the medicinal use of hemp oil can make headway next legislative session. It would allow the use of hemp oil to treat certain conditions. The oil is made from hemp, a plant that's the same species as marijuana, but hemp oil doesn't cause a...
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    Judge Tosses Lawsuit By Kansas Marijuana Activist Who Lost Custody Of Her Son

    A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought by a Garden City, Kansas, mother who lost custody of her son over her use of cannabis oil in an incident that drew national attention. In a brief four-page order Tuesday, U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten dismissed the action, finding that...
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    MO: Kansas City Officials Take Another Close Look At Marijuana Issue

    A council committee next week plans to address whether Kansas City voters should decide on pot possession penalties. The pro cannabis group NORML has enough signatures for an April ballot measure, but there are lots of moving parts, officials say. As written, the proposition, if passed...
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    MO: Campaign Aims To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession In KC

    Kansas City, Mo. - Kansas City may soon vote on whether to decriminalize the act of possessing small amounts of marijuana. Supporters said they think they have enough signatures to put the issue to a vote. The move wouldn't legalize marijuana in Kansas City, but would reduce the city...
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    MO: Will Kansas City Allow Changes To Marijuana Laws?

    A group that seeks to decriminalize marijuana possession in Kansas City has submitted more than 4,000 petition signatures to the clerk's office, asking the City Council to adopt its proposal or put a measure on the April ballot. The measure says possession of 35 grams or less of marijuana...