The use of marijuana is completely illegal in Kansas. Moreover, the possession of even the smallest amounts of it is a misdemeanor crime. The only exception is the weed in the form of THC-free cannabidiol oil (also referred to as CBD). So, getting a Kansas cannabis and marijuana license is not yet possible for the state residents.
Till now medical cannabis has not been legal in the state. Yet, there is little hope for patients in the future. The KS House has passed House Substitute for SB 158 (which will form the medical weed program).
The latter would come true when passing the state Medical Marijuana Regulation Act. In fact, the proposed legislation was not under the view of the Senate in 2021. However, it is supposed that there will be a review in 2022.
On November 5, 2021, the Institute of Health published “A Kansas Twist”. This may be a suitable resource for the state residents. It will be a review for them to know more about MMJ laws.
SB 282 signed by Gov. Jeff Colyer: The law didn’t let to define the clinical-grade cannabidiol oil (CBD) as cannabis. It made CBD oil legal in Kansas.
SB 28 ‘Claire and Lola’s Law’ signed by Gov. Laura Kelly: This confirmed protection for the possession of CBD oils (with up to 5% THC). It also doesn’t allow the Department of families and children to remove a child that administered CBD oils (for curing health disorders).
The Legalization Bill was approved by the KS House of Representatives: In the chamber, it got 79-42 votes in favor and moved to the Senate.
The current legalization process supports Gov. Laura Kelly. She has claimed to sign it if it is sent to her table. HB 2184 has been postponed until January 10, 2022.
If you possess less than 16 ounces for the first time, you will be sentenced to imprisonment for a year and get a $2,500 fine. If you go on using more you will be fined $100,000 and imprisoned for 3 and more years.
In case you sell or distribute any quantity, the fine will be $300,000-$500,000. Also, depending on the amount and cruelty of the offense, there may as well be an imprisonment sentence.
As you already know, hemp is not yet legal in KS. However, the legislation may pass in 2022 per the present draft of HB 2184. In that case, there can be a huge list of qualifying health conditions.
As it is stated in HB 2184, any 18-year-old (or older) patient may be eligible for medicinal weed. The important factor is having one or more of the below-mentioned conditions:
It is necessary for patients to have formal diagnostics in their health records. To do the required health evaluations physicians must be in a patient-doctor relationship. There should be a 6-months doctor treatment to receive a hemp recommendation. The presence of these conditions is one of the most important points to getting a license. Similarly, it is in many other US states (Hawaii Cannabis License).
At present none of them is available. According to the current proposed legislation, smokable products will not be permitted.
The present HB 2184 draft shows that the acceptable age to have hemp is 18.
There is no evidence of it in the bill. In the future, an online patient registry can be created. It may be used to address changes, charges, and other administrative works.
In fact, the bill provides a caregiver platform. That is to say, legal guardians and parents (over 21 years old) can assist minors. Moreover, not only one but also more than one caregiver can register.
Care providers must apply with the state medicinal marijuana program and present guardianship proving paperwork. Also, they will need to pass a criminal background check to make sure they have no drug-related charges.
If you want to have your medicinal ID, follow the below-listed instructions:
HB 2184 confirms that the validity of the card expires after a period of one year. So, annual renewal is to be a must. Also, a so-called patient fee must be required for that. Patients may have to pass a health check with a certified doctor. To explain, it is for regarding eligibility and the justifying health state.
Replacing a damaged, stolen or lost ID is also to be possible. Currently, there is no point about it in HB 2184. However, like other countries, it may include an online request form and payment.
This point is a part of the bill either. So, retail dispensaries are considered to exist as well. Yet, only a limited number of the latter may have a license to serve patients.