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Kansas Medical Marijuana

Updated on January 30, 2019.  Medical content reviewed by Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD, M.B.A, Chief Medical Officer

Recent Legislation Changes

As legislation changes in Kansas, check back to this section for information about how those legislative changes will affect the prospect of medical marijuana in Kansas.

Medical Marijuana in Kansas

Kansas is one of the few states without any law that supports the benefits of medical cannabis. But surveys have shown that close to 70% of Kansas voters want patients to have access to medical marijuana to treat critical medical conditions like seizures, HIV/AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis. Different house bills including SB 155 and SB 187 have been introduced to the Kansas Legislature in 2017 to create medical marijuana programs. As of February 2017, Senate Bill 187 died in committee.

The Senate Bill SB 155 of 2017 sponsored by Senator David Haley proposes the enactment of a Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. This act will permit the legal use of marijuana for some debilitating conditions and enable compassion care centers to get registered.

The legislation will also authorize the issuing of ID cards to patients, caregivers and agents of dispensaries while establishing a compassion board that will administer the act under the state department of health. It’ll also amend existing legislation that makes all possession of marijuana illegal in the state.

However, the main motivation for passing this bill may not only be the desire to help patients with serious medical conditions, but rather the dwindling budgetary revenues of the state of Kansas. Sen. Haley observed that since Colorado legalized the use of marijuana for medical treatment and recreation, their tax revenues have risen by $129 million. With the increase in moderate lawmakers in the Legislature following the November 2016 elections, Haley is optimistic that the bill will be approved.

Possession and Cultivation Regulations

Presently, it’s a criminal offense to possess any quantity of marijuana either for personal use or for distribution. However, recent legislation has reduced the possession of small amounts of marijuana to a Class B misdemeanor, which attracts a fine of not more than $1,000 and a maximum jail term of six months. If the amount of marijuana found with a person is 450 grams or greater, it’s regarded as a drug severity felony that attracts a fine of $100,000 or lower and 10 to 42 months of imprisonment.

Additionally, cultivation of marijuana is not allowed for medical or recreational use. Growing between four to 50 plants will be punished by a 46- to 83-month jail term and a fine that is $300,000 or less. Having between 50 to 100 plants is punishable by a 92- to 144-month jail term and a fine of up to $500,000.

Telemedicine Services in Kansas

In Kansas, telemedicine is defined as the use of communication equipment to connect healthcare professionals and patients in two different locations. This technology is used by healthcare providers to increase cost efficiency, reduce transport expenses, improve patient access to specialists, improve communication between healthcare providers and offer patients a better quality of care.

Telemedicine services are available for all types of healthcare providers. But doctors must have established a provider-patient relationship before writing a prescription. Prescriptions for controlled substances like marijuana are not yet included in the state’s telemedicine regulations.

Kansas Qualification

Find out Who Qualifies for Marijuana in Kansas in our definitive guide of Kansas’s qualification guidelines. Read up on medical conditions that are covered under Kansas’s medical marijuana program, age restrictions, criminal conviction restrictions, and more.

Kansas Medical Marijuana Laws

Read Kansas’s Full Medical Marijuana Laws to gain full specific knowledge of Kansas’s exact legal guidelines without interpretation.

Kansas Medical Marijuana Card

Get detailed information about the steps required to apply for and receive the proposed Kansas medical marijuana card. Our detailed guide on this process will help you get your card quickly as long as you’re qualified to use medical cannabis.

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Kansas Medical Marijuana Facts

To help you to distinguish between the truth and fallacies about medical marijuana in Kansas, we’ve created a detailed fact sheet. Read this frequently updated list of important facts so you’ll be able to comply with the state laws and enjoy the benefits of this powerful medical treatment.

Find Qualified Marijuana Doctors in Kansas

Immediately after the bills proposing the legalization of marijuana for medical use in Kansas are passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the state governor, you’ll need to obtain a written statement showing that you have been diagnosed with a condition that can be treated effectively with marijuana. That’s why we’ve created a system to connect you with our network of doctors in Kansas:

  • Enjoy Our Fast Doctors Search System – It’s very easy to find a qualified marijuana doctor in Kansas with our search tool. Simply enter your zip code and obtain a list of doctors practicing in your area. You may also use the list of cities on the page to locate reputable doctors working within each locale.
  • Browse Our Doctors’ Profiles Before Your Appointment – Save time by reading through the profiles of each doctor in our network. You’ll discover whether the doctor will meet your needs and deliver the type of service you want at an affordable price.
  • Schedule an Appointment Today – Use the appointment booking button on each doctor’s profile to schedule a visit. The process is quick and easy, and it’ll save you money and time.

Connect With Kansas Marijuana Dispensaries

When the Kansas state legislature has approved the act to legalize medical marijuana for patients with serious medical conditions, it’ll be possible to visit an approved dispensary and buy a prescribed quantity of marijuana in the desired form. We’re prepared to help you locate competent dispensaries where you can buy your regular dose of medical cannabis:

  • View Details About Different Dispensaries – Browse through our well-maintained directory of Kansas marijuana dispensaries. You’ll find details about their physical location, phone number and operating times, as well as information on ordering and delivery. The dispensaries in our directory are run by experienced pharmacists who can give you the best marijuana strains to treat your condition.
  • Contact a Dispensary Today – We’ve set up a system that makes it very convenient to contact the dispensary you’re planning to buy marijuana from, even before you leave your home. This will make it easy to get the information about availability, price and all other facts you need to make a successful order.


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Finally, a helpful & informative website! answered all of my medical marijuana questions and helped me schedule an appointment with an accredited doctor in my area.~Susan - Denver, CO