Wichita, Kansas Decriminalizes Cannabis

Voters in jointWichita, the largest city in Kansas, have approved an initiative to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis.

The initiative was approved with 54% in favor, 46% opposed, roughly the same percentage that approved legalization initiatives in 2012 in Colorado and Washington State.

The initiative decriminalizes the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple $50 civil infraction with no possibility of jail time. Under current Wichita law, the possession of even a miniscule amount of cannabis is a misdemeanor with a potential year-long jail sentence.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wichita is the 49th largest city in the U.S. with a population of just under 400,000.

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4 thoughts on “Wichita, Kansas Decriminalizes Cannabis”

  1. OMG! Finally, so happy Wichita citizens are aware of how stupid these laws have been. To jail someone for having possession of a medicinal plant. I can’t wait for the day when it’s completely legal. Next comes medical!

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