Thursday, July 09, 2020
KANSAS CITY MAYOR & COUNCIL PASS LEGAL WEED ORDINANCE!!!
The high hopes of stoners across the metro have been realized.
Just now . . .
The ordinance decriminalizing marijuana in Kansas City just passed 9-4.
KCTV5: "The City Council voted on Thursday to decriminalize marijuana, removing “possession or control of marijuana” as a violation of city ordinance.
"Sponsors of the amendment said removing possession entirely from the city ordinances was about justice. Mayor Quinton Lucas said eliminating the law could improve community-police relations. The move was also sponsored by councilmembers Brandon Ellington, Melissa Robinson, Lee Barnes and Ryana Parks-Shaw. They said the county and state are clear on marijuana laws and the city does not need to impose any additional fines."
More . . .
KMBC: City of Kansas City removes marijuana violations from city code
Fox4: The council's decision does not make marijuana legal in Kansas City. State and federal law still apply, and people can still be charged under those systems.
KSHB: Mayor Quinton Lucas said 90% of the municipal tickets written for marijuana are issued in Jackson County, while prosecutors in Platte and Clay counties, which also includes parts of KCMO, told Lucas this week it's unlikely first offenders would face a heavy fine.
Developing . . .