Salina, KS

Now: 43 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 63 ° | Lo: 37 °

Marijuana Advocates Hope For Vote

KSAL StaffJuly 7, 2014

A group of Wichita marijuana advocates is counting petition signatures to see if there are enough to force a citywide vote on decriminalizing pot in the community.

Petitioners are trying to gather nearly 3,000 valid signatures on a petition that would give voters a chance in November to ask for sharply lower punishments for marijuana possession.

The current maximum criminal penalty of $2,500 and a year in jail would be reduced to a $25 civil fine.

Supporters view marijuana possession laws as a gateway into the criminal justice system for young people, especially blacks.

Among the petition’s advocates is Kansas Rep. Gail Finney, a Wichita Democrat who has tried unsuccessfully for years to get the Legislature to vote on a medical marijuana bill.

Associated Press Information from: The Wichit Eagle

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2017. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Saline County Sheriff truck

Another Marijuana Arrest on I-70

December 13, 2017 11:02 am

Man Accused of Growing Marijuana in City Park

September 19, 2017 4:49 am

Totes Full of Hope

September 9, 2017 7:00 pm

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Jones Inaugurated as Beth...
December 15, 2017Comments
Salina Crime Stoppers 12-...
December 15, 2017Comments
Man Who Fought with Firef...
December 15, 2017Comments
Another Most Wanted Arres...
December 15, 2017Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2017