Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana

Topeka (WIBW) - A Kansas House committee is weighing the controversial
issue of medical marijuana.

The Health and Human Services committee held an informational meeting on
the topic Wednesday.

It was spurred by a proposal from Rep. Gail Finney to legalize marijuana
for medical purposes. The Wichita Democrat's bill would allow doctors to
recommend medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses.

Several people spoked to the committee, many carrying pictures of family
members. They told lawmakers how marijuana may have helped ease the
pains of their loved ones, especially compared with more traditional

The Medical Marijuana Project says 14 states, including Colorado and New
Mexico have passed similar laws.

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