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.


Latest Kansas marijuana news

Wichita Reform Effort Gets More Time

Wichita Skyline

An effort to decriminalize weed in one of America’s most conservative cities isn’t quite dead yet, but backers face an uphill struggle to get their proposal on the ballot in the fall. Groups that support marijuana reform in Wichita, Kansas, gathered at a meeting where the Wichita City Council voted 7-0 to let supporters get help from the city’s legal ... Read More »

Decriminalization Will Likely Make the Ballot in Wichita

Wichita, Kansas

An effort to decriminalize weed in one of the most conservative parts of the country will likely get onto the November ballot, surprising local observers who didn’t think many voters would support it. “I am surprised to hear that they were able to get enough signatures,” said Tom Stanton, deputy district attorney of Reno County, Kansas. There, a pro-cannabis group ... Read More »