Kansas is not far behind when it comes to cannabis legislation, although the country's laws are among the strictest in the country and have not made significant progress. A new bill would help workers still get money for workplace injuries after using cannabis. Kansas is ahead of many other states in moving away from federal anti-drug laws, especially workers "rights, but Kansas is no further, at least when it comes to approaching the US Department of Health and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respect workers" rights in cannabis laws. The new bills, known as House Bill 2040, would remove cannabis from drug harm lists, meaning that a worker who has a certain amount of cannabis in his system after an injury would not be prevented from receiving his money. It would accept that cannabis is not in the same class as other controlled substances.
Cannabis and THC would be removed from the list of drugs causing complete impairment. Many states have been able to distinguish between cannabis and other controlled substances, although it is still a very small step compared to what they do.
In addition to H.B. 2040, Kansas lawmakers also introduced the House Bill 2016, which would also affect workers' entitlements. The bill would examine whether an accident constitutes a violation of an employee's right to freedom of expression, expression, and discrimination.