Governor Laura Kelly signed Senate Bill 28 today. This bill provides an affirmative defense against prosecution for possession of certain use of cannabidiol with tetrahydrocannabinol to treat certain medical conditions. It also prohibits state agencies and political subdivisions from initiating child removal proceedings based on parent’s possession or use of cannabidiol treatment.

“I’m pleased to sign Claire and Lola’s bill into law today,” Kelly said. “This is the first step in addressing the health needs of many Kansans, but we still have a long way to go. I’m hopeful the legislature will review this issue comprehensively next session.”

Kelly signed SB 28 into law this afternoon, which will take effect on July 1st, 2019. This brings the total number of bills signed into law to 66, with three being vetoed, and one becoming law without her signature.

Senate Bill 28
Creates and amends law related to possession of certain cannabidiol treatment preparations. The bill also grandfathers in Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) who completed a two-year post-doctoral surgical residency program prior to July 1, 2007, in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery, who were inadvertently excluded in a 2014 statutory revision, and who meet certain conditions, to the podiatrists who may perform surgery on the ankle, and deletes a statutory reference to the Podiatry Interdisciplinary Advisory Committee, which no longer exists.