Kansas Lawmakers Are Considering Lowering Marijuana Possession Penalties

In most states getting caught with marijuana is FAR more harmful than consuming marijuana. That used to be true of every state, but more and more states are legalizing marijuana, thank goodness. Kansas is a state in which marijuana is still very much illegal. Kansas’ largest city, Wichita, voted to decriminalize marijuana in April of last year. Whereas state law carries a possession penalty of a $2,500 fine and a year in jail, Wichita wants to hand out a $50 fine for the first offense.

Kansas’ Attorney General took the City of Wichita to court in an attempt to void the successful vote by Wichita voters, and in September of last year the Kansas Supreme heard arguments in he case. As far as I know, there hasn’t been a decision on it yet (please let me know if that’s not the case). In the meantime, the City of  Wichita has agreed...

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