Saturday, February 03, 2018
Kansas legislators move backward on marijuana, trying to ban an oil users say is life-changing, illegal in the Sunflower State
While the rest of the country is rolling back outdated marijuana laws
legislators are moving in the opposite direction. The dim-witted backward hicks
that run Kansas
as if we are still in the decade of the 1950s, are trying to make a medicine
that is a by-product of marijuana illegal. Kansas is the one state that tries to ban
any plant that can alter a persons consciousness in any way. A person
in Kansas can
buy alcohol, cigarettes and caffeine products, but any other herb a person
might use to relax or make their lives better gets banned. This attitude is
ridiculous. Just recently the people of Kansas voted
to lessen the penalties for possession of
Marijuana. Our elected representatives just don't get it. The people of Wichita are rejecting
these archaic rules, not asking for new ones. We need to let all those who run
for office in Kansas know that they are working against the will of the people
if the continue to try and deprive Kansans of herbal medicines, such as CBD.
-SJ Otto Kansas
From Fox Channel 4:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- It's not a high. It's a matter of health. That's what hemp oil users in Kansas are saying, at least.
Prominent lawmakers in the Sunflower State have asked the state to declare cannabidiol illegal. But the owners and customers at one hemp store say their advocates deserve better.
The oil is known as CBD, but users of the popular hemp oil call it a life-changer. County attorneys from two areas of the Sunflower State -- Johnson and Shawnee counties -- are asking Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to declare CBD illegal because they say the ingredients are too close to the ones found in marijuana.
On Monday, a bill was introduced to the state legislature in Topeka, which would make the penalty for possession of CBD the same as it is for holding pot.
“Taking this out of the hands of the public is really kind of criminal,” Brian Pitts, store owner at Phoenix Natural Wellness in Overland Park, told FOX4. “I’m angry. I'm frustrated.”
Pitts is a believer, too. His 17-year-old daughter, Cecilia, registers on the autism spectrum and is prone to drift into a distant, catatonic state. Pitts said using CBD has transformed her into being a productive person.
“To catch her catatonic is really upsetting,” Pitts said while fighting back tears. “We put her on CBD, and she became a new kid. I'd catch her singing in the other room.”
However, on Monday, the shelves in Pitts' store were bare. He's been threatened with a raid, which could potentially land him in jail. Pitts said he’s shipped his entire CBD inventory to a safe location out of state in order to avoid confiscation.
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Pix from Fox 4.