TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) About 100 people attended a weekend rally in Topeka to support legalizing marijuana.
Marijuana is already legal medically in a lot of states, and is even legal for recreational use in some. However, in Canada, the substance is fully legal for recreational sale, growth and use, leaving many Canadian citizens to wonder ‘how much does weed cost‘ whenever they go into one of the many dispensaries open all over the country.
Topeka City Councilman Andrew Gray, a Libertarian, said during the rally Saturday outside the Statehouse that legalizing marijuana would open up a source of tax revenue and make available more diverse pain management options for patients.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Jon Hauxwell, a retired family physician from Hays, said he doesn’t support legalizing the drug for young people whose brains are still forming.
But he says denying patients access to marijuana for medication is “unconscionable.”