Kelly supportive of medical marijuana

TOPEKA (TNS) — Medical marijuana moved closer to legalization in Kansas with the election of Laura Kelly, a supporter who soon will be governor.

Kansas is now surrounded on three sides by states with either legalized recreational or medical marijuana use, after Missouri voters approved medical use last Nov. 6. Thirty-two states allow some form of medical marijuana use.

“I think that there is some momentum in the Legislature to pass, to legalize medical marijuana. I think we would do it Kansas-style, where it would be well-regulated,” Kelly told reporters recently.

Kelly, a Democrat, will have to convince a Republican-controlled Legislature more at