KansasKansas may be the Sunflower State, but when it comes to marijuana laws, it would be better referred to as the Zero Tolerance State.  Any amount of marijuana can land Kansas residents in jail! It is best to be educated and informed on local paraphernalia laws in order to keep yourself out from behind bars.

Here is a full description of Kansas Crimes & Punishment Code 21-5709.  For additional information, research 21-5710 as well.


Kansas Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Any amount (first offense) misdemeanor 1 year $2,500
Any amount (subsequent offense) felony 10 mos* - 3.5 years $100,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
Sale or Distribution
Any amount felony 1* - 5 years $300,000
Within 1000 feet of a school zone felony 4* - 7 years $300,000
* Mandatory minimum sentence
5 plants or more felony 12 - 17 years $0
Hash & Concentrates
Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.
Possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor 1 year $2,500
Miscellaneous (license suspensions, civil damages, etc...)
Kansas has a marijuana tax stamp law enacted.