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Medical marijuana bills are gathering dust

State House and Senate committee chairmen are showing no interest in holding hearings on legislation to establish rules and regulations for medical marijuana in Kansas. The bills are gathering dust in committees chaired by Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee, and Rep. Steve Brunk, R-Wichita, the website Kansas Watchdog reported. "This is a discussion of national prominence now, and to put your head in the sand or put your hands over your ears and say 'I just don't want to hear it' really smacks of a certain level of inability to learn that's troubling," complained Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City. "It troubles me to think that there are people in elected office like that."