Kansas Rejects Proposal To Reform Cannabis Laws

In a surprise move, Kansas lawmakers voted 7-4 against a bill that would have made low-level cannabis possession a misdemeanor irrespective of the number of times an individual had been convicted of such an offense. Kansas law currently considers a third conviction for low-level marijuana possession a felony offense punishable [...]

2020-04-08T08:25:40-07:00March 19, 2020|

Reduced Marijuana Penalties in Kansas

Although it may seem hard to believe, the statutory penalties for possession of marijuana went down in Kansas effective July 1, 2016. It is still illegal and can still put you in jail for a substantial period of time, but it is a step in the right direction. Section 1 [...]

2019-05-07T02:20:26-07:00July 31, 2016|

No Suit Allowed Over Kansas MJ Search

A Kansas couple whose home was searched by heavily armed police over discarded tea leaves will not be allowed to pursue a civil rights lawsuit, a judge ruled in December. Robert and Adlynn Harte are both former CIA agents and have two children, who were 7 and 13 years old [...]

2018-09-12T11:05:01-07:00January 4, 2016|

Mom Could Get 30 Years for Medical Marijuana

A Kansas mom lost her 11-year-old child and now faces 30 years in prison, all for using medical marijuana that would be legal almost anywhere else in America. Officials with Kansas Child Protective Services took Shona Banda's son in March after learning that she uses medical cannabis to treat severe [...]

2018-09-12T11:13:03-07:00June 9, 2015|

Wichita Reform Effort Gets More Time

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 [...]

2019-10-10T11:01:58-07:00August 30, 2014|

Decriminalization Will Likely Make the Ballot in Wichita

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 [...]

2019-10-10T09:48:37-07:00July 21, 2014|
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