Mo-Kan groups join together and call for Compassionate Cannabis Law in the Midwest. Several Missouri and Kansas medical cannabis groups, Jennifer Winn, Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate, Missouri Secretary of State Roi Chinn, other candidates, patients and their families will be marching at 10 a.m. July 20 from Liberty Memorial to Children’s Mercy Hospital.

They are thankful that Missouri Governor Nixon signed House Bill 2238, approved by the Missouri senate in May. The law legalizes the possession and distribution of low-THC cannabis extracts. Those who receive a recommendation from a neurologist will now be allowed to possess up to 20 ounces of the extracts. The proposal also mandates the state to certify a college to cultivate cannabis for research purposes.

March For Medicine hopes to raise awareness that Kansas City hospitals treat residents from both states. Policies in both states should be written with this consideration, and with a view to an inclusive protocol concerning Kansas City area patients.

Bleeding Kansas is partnering with Show-Me Cannabis, Fire It Up and KC NORML. While their organizations are very different in many ways, they are unified in the support of patient’s rights to compassion, and legal access to all medical options as prescribed by their physician. Bleeding Kansas, founded by Lisa Sublett, is a patient advocacy group dedicated to seeing The Cannabis Compassionate Care Act passed in the 2015 Kansas legislative session.