Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis Up for Public Vote Next Month in Kansas’ Largest City

An initiativejoint to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis will be voted on next month in Wichita, Kansas’ largest city.

If approved into law, the proposal – which will be voted on April 7th – would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $50 ticket. 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.

Under current Wichita law, the possession of any amount of cannabis can result in a misdemeanor, a $2,500 fine and a prison sentence of up to a year.

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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1 thought on “Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis Up for Public Vote Next Month in Kansas’ Largest City”

  1. I thought Kansas would be stuck in the Bible belt forever. Wichita, you are leading the way, please try hard and if you need help, I am in South East Kansas.

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