Attorney General’s Opinions

The Attorney General's Office researches and prepares legal opinions in response to requests from elected officials or government agencies seeking interpretation and advice on state laws.

Opinions issued since 2011 are available on this website. Use the search function below or click the links to browse by year. For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by Washburn Law School.

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    Please note: Many factors, including subsequent legislation and court decisions, can affect the validity of past opinions. In most cases, determining the accuracy of past opinions requires a complete re-examination of the questions addressed in the opinion. It is impossible to maintain a constant review of the validity of past opinions. Our opinions are written to explain the legal issues and the law at the time the opinion is written.

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    AG OpinionIssued OnTypeSize
    2021-004
    Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-8 THC) comes within the definition of a Schedule I controlled substance and is unlawful to possess or sell in Kansas unless it is made from industrial hemp and is ...
    December 02, 2021PDF263.60 KB
    2021-003
    K.S.A. 79-2804 requires foreclosure sales be held by public auction. The requirement for public auction is satisfied by use of an online auction site with members of the public being allowed an in-p...
    October 04, 2021PDF157.14 KB
    2021-002
    Members of the Eudora Township Public Library Board must be appointed, not elected, pursuant to a joint resolution between the City of Eudora and the Eudora Township. Cited herein: K.S.A. 2020 Supp...
    August 06, 2021PDF140.07 KB

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    For opinions issued prior to 2011, please visit the opinions database hosted by the Washburn University School of Law.