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Medical marijuana advocates laying plans for next session

Advocates pushing for legalization of medical marijuana acknowledge that it’s unlikely to happen this year in Kansas.

Most legislative work is scheduled to wrap up next week, with a short session in May that will focus on the budget.

So far the only marijuana-related bill to get a vote in either chamber would provide a legal defense for those who use CBD oil with up to 5 percent THC, which provides the high from marijuana.  The House approved the bill on Wednesday.

The Wichita Eagle reports Lisa Sublett, founder of the advocacy group Bleeding Kansas, says advocates are laying the groundwork for next year.  They want a legislative committee to study medical marijuana during the summer and make recommendations before the next session starts in January.

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