Rally to legalize medical cannabis held in downtown Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. Downtown Wichita was the site for a Friday evening rally in support of legalizing medical marijuana in Kansas.

The group organizing the rally was Bleeding Kansas Advocates. The Wichita group works to provide education about medical cannabis and to gain its support for patients.

The group held the rally Friday to speak about the benefits of medical marijuana. One member says she's involved with Bleeding Kansas Advocates says she supports a more natural approach to medicine, especially for children.

Some political candidates also attended the rally, including Democratic Fourth Congressional candidate James Thompson and Independent Kansas gubernatorial candidate Greg Orman.

Bleeding Kansas says the rally also provided a chance for voters to come out and learn more about candidates ahead of November's general election.

Bleeding Kansas says it doesn't endorse any candidate, but wanted to provide them the opportunity to share their ideas before voters head to the polls.