Kansas Groups advocate for medical marijuana legalization

A silent protest dubbed the “Day of the Kansas Dead” will be held at the Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Bleeding Kansas, an organization established with the goal of getting a cannabis compassion and care bill passed in the Legislature, is organizing the event.

Lisa Sublett, founder of the organization, said the protest is being held “to memorialize those who have died without the right to heal.”

The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and participants are encouraged to dress up with costumes such as the grim reaper. A living art sculpture will also be formed.

Though Sublett identifies as a Republican, she said she is frustrated by the party. Republicans say they value life, but they disregard the suffering of people, she said.

Behind closed doors, Sublett said she has received Republican support in Kansas. However, public support is more difficult to come by because...

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