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Kansas governor supports legalizing medical cannabis

(This story has been updated to reflect that the governor is a Democrat.)

Legalizing medical marijuana in Kansas is one of the top priorities in 2020 for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly.

The Democrat told Topeka TV station WIBW that while she is not a proponent of legalizing recreational marijuana, she probably would sign a bill into law if Kansas legislators presented her with one.

Kansas might be spurred to legalize marijuana sales in some form because it is bordered on three of its four sides by states – Colorado, Missouri and Oklahoma – with legal cannabis markets.

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