420 with CNW – Kansas City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

July 14, 2020 15:25:52

For the past three or so decades, the federal government has punished individuals charged with marijuana possession quite harshly. Ever since the ‘War on Drugs’ began, certain communities have been unfairly stereotyped, targeted and punished for marijuana offenses. Although people of all races are likely to purchase and consume cannabis, people of color are much more likely to be arrested and prosecuted compared to other races. Proponents for marijuana legalization have argued that decriminalizing marijuana will go a long way in righting these wrongs.

Last week, the Kansas City Council in Missouri passed an ordinance ending all penalties for marijuana possession under local laws. The cannabis measure was filed by Mayor Quinton Lucas and four local lawmakers…


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