Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis on April 7th Ballot in Wichita, Kansas

An initiative to decriminalize the possession of over an ounce of cannabis is up for a public vote next week on Tuesday, April 7th, in Wichita, Kansas’ largest city.

If approved into law, the initiative would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $50 ticket, rather than the current penalty of a misdemeanor with the potential of up to a year in jail.

Advocates of the initiative submitted enough signatures on January 7th to put the measure before the City Council, which voted 6 to 1 to put it to a vote of the people on April 7th.

In addition to being the largest city in Kansas, Wichita is the 49th largest city in the United States with a population of 382,368 (U.S. Census Bureau).


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