Kansas lawmakers on Thursday began making decisions on proposed amendments to a bill to legalize medical marijuana, moving the proposal closer to a committee vote that could come next week. Members of the House Federal and State Affairs Committee have been meeting daily this week to go over more than a dozen proposed revisions. Chairman John Barker (R) said during Monday’s initial hearing that the plan was to have legislators take most of the week to review the amendments and then hold a vote on Thursday. But a large number of amendments has slowed the pace of progress, and now the chairman says he will be asking the House speaker for permission to hold another day or two of meetings to consider the cannabis legislation next week. If the panel can’t finish its work by then, Barker said members may return to the bill later during a potential veto session or will perhaps have to start over again on a new proposal next year.
Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 03/25/2021 12:43:00