- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate’s approval of a bill for helping victims of human trafficking has come after a Democratic member protested a lack of action on proposals to liberalize marijuana laws.

Democratic Sen. David Haley of Kansas City on Monday wanted House and Senate negotiators who drafted the final version of the trafficking bill to insert marijuana proposals stalled in the Senate.

One would decrease criminal penalties for marijuana possession and another would allow the limited production and sale of hemp oil to treat seizures. Both have passed the House.

But Republican Sen. Jeff King of Independence said putting those proposals into the human trafficking measure would violate the state constitution’s requirement that each bill have only one subject.

The Senate passed the bill 37-0, sending it to the governor.



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