Kansas state senator Mike Thompson (R) is pushing for more time for lawmakers to look into and decide on medical marijuana legalization. Thompson, a chair of the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee said at a Wednesday meeting that more research on marijuana is still required, reported Kansas Reflector.

Senate Bill 171 is the first veterans' medical marijuana (MMJ) legislation to regulate the growing, distribution, sale, possession and consumption of medical marijuana.

Opponents of the measure, such as Steve Howe, Johnson County DA pointed to other states where MMJ programs didn’t turn as expected. He called MMJ a ‘trojan horse’ that would lead to full legalization in Kansas.

“In Missouri, there are no restrictions, despite what the medical community says, for you getting the ability to have medical marijuana,” Howe said, <a class="editor-rtfLink" …

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