Erickson draws primary opposition who backed medical marijuana bill


A Wichita businessman who unsuccessfully tried to pitch a medical marijuana bill to the Legislature this year has filed to run in the Republican primary against state Sen. Renee Erickson.

Sam Jones, chief operating officer of Kansas Natural Remedies, is mounting a campaign for Senate District 30, which covers all or parts of Andover, Eastborough and Wichita.

Erickson, the assistant majority leader in the Senate, is wrapping up her first term in the chamber after she was elected in 2020 when she defeated Democrat Melissa Gregory with about 52% of the vote.

Jones is running for the seat after making . . .


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