KANSAS: Voters in Wichita went to the polls on Tuesday and approved easing penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The final results came in at 9:15 p.m.
YES …… 20075 / 54%
NO …… 17091 / 45%
Precinct Reported 0153, Eligible Precinct 0153
The proposed ordinance does not legalize marijuana. It makes first-time possession a criminal infraction with a $50 fine. Under state law, it is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a year in jail.
Voters want to send the Legislature a message.