Last updated: March 12, 2020

Marijuana legalization in State

Is marijuana legal in Kansas?

Marijuana is illegal in Kansas for both medical and recreational purposes.

Non-THC cannabis extract oil is legal as of 2018.

Activists are pushing for marijuana reform in Kansas, and voters are largely supportive. Current Governor Laura Kelly (D) supports medical cannabis, but many legislative attempts in 2019 went nowhere. She has also signaled that she would support a recreational legalization bill if it was sent to her.

Lawmakers appointed a committee in 2019 to look into other state’s medical marijuana programs and to make recommendations.

Hemp farming has also been expanding in Iowa since 2018. Industrial hemp is seen as a possible area of growth.

Kansas has also had to contend with the fact that neighboring states on its borders including Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri have some form of marijuana legalized, so Kansas is an outlier in the midwest.

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