More voters in the United States are mobilizing in the fight for medical marijuana and cannabis seeds. Yesterday afternoon in Kansas, activists gathered at the capital building in Wichita to advocate for HB2330, a newly-drafted bill that would legalize cannabis for medicinal use in the Sunflower State. Supporters spoke to the Kansas House Health and Human Services Committee about the bill, fighting to make Kansas the 17th state to regulate the medical use of cannabis and the personal and medical growth and cultivation of marijuana strains like bubbakush seeds.
The bill is supported and sponsored in the House by the Standing Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, who introduced it last February. That makes a lot of sense – as it’s done in several other states, medical cannabis legislation should earn thousands in tax dollars for Kansas. One of the committee members, Democrat Gail Finney, expressed support for the bill in The Wichita Eagle, advocating for patient’s rights and arguing that there is widespread support for the bill in Kansas and in the House.
HB 2330 isn’t as liberal as some activists would like. The provisions in the bill apply only to patients with “certain debilitating conditions,” including cancer, multiple sclerosis, and chronic muscle spasms. The bill does leave open the possibility for expansion, but leaving such strict standards and putting any amendments in the hand of some regulatory board may prove an unnecessary impediment for patients who need medical cannabis for conditions like insomnia and eating disorders. Hopefully, this bill is but one step down the road to open access for Kansas.