LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Kansas Marijuana Bill Attracts Some GOP Votes, Some Dissent

A broadly worded bill that would ease some marijuana laws is working its way through the Kansas Legislature. If a bill passed by the Kansas House becomes law, the use of hemp oil for medicinal purposes would be legal. The measure would allow doctors to prescribe the oil for the treatment of seizures. Democrat Jim Ward of Wichita says the bill’s approval shows the legislature is making progress toward a more reasonable marijuana policy. But some Republicans, including Steve Brunk of Wichita, voted against the measure. Brunk says he's skeptical about claims for its medical use.

The bill also reduces penalties for first and second time possession of small amounts of marijuana. Supporters say that will help eliminate overcrowding in the state's prisons. The measure now heads to the Kansas Senate. 


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)