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Wichita group hopes to force vote to decriminalize marijuana

A group of Wichitans think they have enough, or nearly enough, petition signatures to force a citywide vote on changing the municipal code to decriminalize marijuana.

A determined group of Wichita marijuana advocates is hoping that by the next Fourth of July weekend, you’ll be able to light up more than fireworks.

They think they have enough, or nearly enough, petition signatures to force a citywide vote on changing the municipal code to decriminalize marijuana.

If it passes, the initiative would change possession of marijuana or related paraphernalia from a criminal offense to a civil matter like a building code violation. The penalty would be a $25 fine, down from the current maximum of $2,500 and a year in jail. [Read More…]

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