The Kansas House of Representatives has voted to send a medical marijuana bill to a Senate vote

Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, the Kansas House of Representatives voted 79 to 42 on Thursday to pass a medical marijuana bill for the state onto the Kansas Senate.

This was the first hurdle toward legalizing medical cannabis.

This is the first time a bill for medicinal marijuana has passed out of committee and up for a full floor debate.

A large number of states across the nation have passed or started to address passing legislation to legalize cannabis in some form. 

The bill now goes to the Kansas Senate for a motion to concur before it can be handed to Governor Laura Kelly for her signature.

This story will be updated when new information is available.