Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) delivered her State of the State address on Tuesday in which she shared her plans for the year. Among the most outstanding included a warning to the Republican-controlled Legislature that she will not support “irresponsible tax proposals” or education changes that would pit parents against teachers.
And she called for the legalization of medical marijuana.
“There’s another common-sense way to improve health care here in Kansas – and that’s to finally legalize medical marijuana,” Kelly said.
She highlighted that across 39 other states, Americans suffering from various disorders, like PTSD, chronic pain and seizures have legal access to medical marijuana, and that the majority of doctors support allowing it for pain management and palliative care.
Current Cannabis Law Is ‘Ridiculous’
Kelly then mentioned a sad story, when police raided a dying man’s hospital room for cannabis extracts. A 69-year-old patient, Greg Bretz, at the Hays Medical Center was in the final stages of terminal and inoperable cancer was facing arrest for possessing a vaping device and edible THC paste.
At the time Bretz told The Kansas City Star's Dion Lefler …