Kansas Governor Says State Should Legalize Medical Cannabis to Expand Medicaid
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has proposed that the state should legalize medical cannabis to expand the state’s Medicaid program, according to a local KSHB report.
Kelly said the tax revenue generated from a medical cannabis program could fund Medicaid expansion for low-income residents, a priority that has been blocked in the state’s Republican-controlled legislature due to concerns about the cost, the news outlet reported.
Meanwhile, lawmakers introduced a medical cannabis legalization bill last month in the hopes that a regulated cannabis market could help boost the state’s economy.