Kansas Supreme Court Tosses Wichita Marijuana Law

Kansas Supreme Court Tosses Wichita Marijuana Law

WICHITA, KS — The Kansas Supreme Court struck down a city ordinance decriminalizing some marijuana offenses after concluding supporters botched the ballot paperwork that led to its adoption.

The Jan. 22 ruling invalidates a referendum in which 54 percent of the voters endorsed loosening restriction on marijuana use.

In an opinion penned by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, the court found that because filings by bill supporters lacked “verbatim” wording of the then-potential law, the court can’t be sure that citizens and lawmakers knew…

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