Kansas lawmakers debate medical marijuana with tight rules in hopes of winning legalization

Medical marijuana Kansas

A bill that would legalize medicinal cannabis in Kansas would limit the types of problems the drug could be prescribed for and would also guard against seeking out a doctor simply for a quick prescription. Above, a cannabis dispensary in neighboring Colorado. Photo credit Scott Canon/Kansas News Service.

By Stephen Koranda 

Kiley Klug, flanked by her 13-year-old son, Owen, in a wheelchair, stood before Kansas lawmakers last month and pleaded to let her treat her son’s hundreds of daily seizures with legal medicinal marijuana.

At one point, she paused to tend to one of the boy’s seizures before resuming her testimony.