Wednesday, February 19, 2020
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY AUTHORITIES PREP WEED CRACKDOWN PUSH BACK WITH FEDS & MISSOURI LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS MARIJUANA PARDON PLAN!!!
Fun fact that hasn't been unnoticed by the growing subculture of Kansas City stoners . . .
FOR A WHOLE MONTH THIS YEAR IT'LL BE 4/20!!!
Accordingly, Kansas City is in the midst of a weed renaissance that has been sanctioned by voters and elected officials.
Just a quick bit of background:
In 2018, Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana and there's now a growing effort to not only sanction recreational weed but also expunge penalties for recent weed busts.
The Jackson County Prosecutor says she won't be working to enforce most minor marijuana infractions.
And, as TKC REPORTED FIRST . . . Mayor Quinton Lucas is now touting KCMO marijuana pardon.
Here's his public social media post on the topic that reached more people than most local news reports:
"As I previewed in my State of the City Address last week, I just launched my Mayoral Municipal Marijuana Pardon Initiative. Any Kansas Citian with a non-violent municipal marijuana conviction is eligible to apply at kcmo.gov/MayoralPardon.
"I see this as us giving folks a second chance, and us making sure that folks aren’t sustaining harm long-term for something society has largely now said is acceptable. We’ll continue our work to remove barriers and help give those in our community better opportunities to succeed."
However, physics roughly informs us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY STONERS SUSPECT THEY'RE BEING TARGETED FOR AN EPIC UPCOMING MARIJUANA ENFORCEMENT SWEEP!!!
This isn't exactly top secret stuff given that the local weed subculture is pretty good noticing increased police surveillance. Also, whilst stoners are paranoid they're not always stupid . . . Or constantly snarky Like TKC -- Our reply to this tidbit was OF COURSE agreement that refraining from weed smoking is always a good idea along with confirmation that the earth is flat, birds aren't real and bat soup is a cure-all.
Moreover and more seriously . . .
The KCPD Top Cop is on record for his opposition against marijuana clemency and the path toward legalization. KCPD Chief Smith has linked the weed trade with local violence and has vowed to keep enforcing laws prohibiting illicit use and distribution of cannabis.
And so Kansas City stands at a weed crossroads.
Law enforcement can stand down and seem powerless in the face of changing laws. That would suit many activists but this is an election year after all.
And so we share just a bit of free health advice . . .
KANSAS CITY STONERS SHOULD REMEMBER THAT POLICE, FEDS AND STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AREN'T ON BOARD WITH WEED PARDON AND PUSH BACK CRACKDOWN IS COMING!!!
Hopefully, what we'll see and what we also expect is a strongly worded letter challenging Mayor Lucas and this controversial policy move but there's no denying that fear of a KCMO weed sweep is spreading.
At the very least, it's not so controversial to remind our blog community that smoking weed remains a risky practice with minimal payoff as the sordid politics of power moves continue to arise in 2020.
Developing . . .