Kansas Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally to Drum Support for Bill


Kansas Medical Marijuana Supporters Rally to Drum Support for BillKansas medical marijuana supporters will link up with two Democratic state lawmakers in a Statehouse meeting to back the Cannabis Compassionate Care Act.

Sen. David Haley (Kansas City) and Rep. Gail Finney (Wichita) tabled medical marijuana bills before this year’s legislative calendar kicks off. Similar bills have been tabled since 2009, though none of them ever passed through the committee’s discussion stage.

Aside from the rally, various medical marijuana groups are expected to lobby the state lawmakers on the patients and caregivers’ behalf. So far, at least 20 U.S. states allow the use of medical marijuana.

Finney is optimistic that the bill will sail through this year, reports the Associated Press.

Meanwhile, a New Hampshire city of Littleton plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary.

The Caledonian Record reported that Wellness Connection of Maine, which was established in 2011 and has four dispensaries, is interested to running a similar facility in New Hampshire.

A consultant working for Wellness Connection sought information from the town’s authorities about zoning laws and plans to visit on Friday.

New Hampshire is expected to have selected more than two alternative treatment centers” by Jan. 23. However, it is widely expected that the state will give out licenses among four centers hived into four geographical zones.

Elsewhere, the Vallejo City Council in California has decided to close down all medical marijuana dispensaries that are operating with its limits. The county voted 5-2 to close down the stores regardless of whether they comply with Measure C tax.

The Measure C tax charges a business license a tax rate amounting to 10 percent on sales of all medical marijuana products in the city. To register for a free 2-week subscription to ForexMinute Premium Plan, visit www.forexminute.com/newsletter.

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