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Article by Wichita Criminal Defense Attorney Keith Edwards Wichita decriminalized possession of marijuana last week, but you can still be arrested and charged under state and/or federal laws. What exactly was the change? On September 13, 2022, the Wichita City Council voted 5-2 to decriminalize marijuana possession. Specifically, the Council repealed Section 5.26.010 of the…

In February, Senator David Haley introduced a medical marijuana bill in the Kansas Senate. Senate Bill 155, the cannabis compassion and care act, would create a distinction in Kansas state law between medical and non-medical marijuana. If this bill became law, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some form of medical marijuana law….

By reducing offense classifications for simple possession offenses, the Kansas Legislature recently reduced the penalties for certain marijuana crimes. Under prior law, a first offense for simple possession of marijuana (possession with no intent to distribute) was classified as a class A misdemeanor; it carried a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a…