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Minutes for HB2152 - Committee on Health and Human Services

Short Title

Authorizing hemp treatments for certain medical conditions.

Minutes Content for Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Chairperson Daniel Hawkins opened the hearing on HB2152.

Representative Wilson gave a brief overview concerning the language contained in HB2152.

The following appeared before the committee as proponents, opponents, or neutral parties and each gave their reasons for supporting, opposing or why their neither supported or opposed the bill;  the written proponent and opponents offered their stance on the bill in written form:

Proponents:

Representative John Wilson, Kansas House of Representatives, District 10 (Attachment 1);

Tiffanie Krentz, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 2);

Jill Lane, Kansas Citizen  (Attachment 3);

Brent Boman, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 4);

Sara Weber, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 5);

Written proponents:

Kiley Klug, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 6);

Darla Templeton, CEO, Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas(Attachment 7);

Paul Armentano, Deputy Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (Attachment 8)

Kate Bell, Legal Counsel, Marijuana Policy Project (Attachment 9);

Opponents:

Dawn Brooks, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 10);

Ed Klumpp, Legislative Liaison, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (Attachment 11);

Lisa Sublett, President, Bleeding Kansas Advocates (Attachment 12);

Written opponents:

Erika Swafford, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 13);

Kirk Thompson, Director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation (Attachment 14);

Christine Gordon, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 15);

Melissa Ragsdale, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 16);

Kelly Rippel, Kansans for Hemp (Attachment 17);

Neutral:

Tatiana Lin, Senior Analyst, Strategy Team Leader, Kansas Health Institute (Attachment 18);

Nickolas Reinecker, Kansas Citizen (Attachment 19);

After a period of questions and answers, the Chairperson closed the hearing on HB2152.