Update: For coverage of the testimony presented at a legislative hearing, click on Medical marijuana testimony presented in Kansas house committee.
Representative Gail Finney, a Democrat who represents parts of east and northeast Wichita, has introduced a bill that would allow the use of medical marijuana in Kansas. On Friday there will be a “call to action meeting” in Wichita regarding this bill.
The meeting will be Friday, February 19th, at 2:00 p.m. The location is Watermark Books & Cafe downstairs meeting room. The address is 4710 East Douglas Ave., at the corners of Douglas and Oliver. The telephone number 316-682-1181.
Rep. Finney says that Chairwoman Rep. Brenda Landwehr of the Health and Human Services Committee has stated she will try to give the Medical Marijuana Bill a hearing after the Feb. 20th turnaround without a specified date. She also stated that she will not work the bill despite the hearing.
She added that without knowing whether or not there will be a hearing, a supportive group from different parts of Kansas has decided to meet. You are welcome to attend and provide suggestions. Or, if you can’t make it and would like to be included, please email me or give me a call.