Small Weed Offenses Won't Be Prosecuted in Douglas County
Originally Published by Kannabis.blog: October 17, 2019
We can officially crown Lawrence as the dopest city in Kansas. Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today that Douglas County will no longer prosecute simple marijuana possession.
“I do not feel it is fair or just for Douglas County to criminally charge citizens with something they can do with virtually no penalty in the city of Lawrence and other surrounding communities.” -DA Branson
Douglas County is moving in the right direction. Hopefully other counties around the state will join and continue to decriminalize a harmless natural plant. Local elections are coming up — do some research and vote for the pro-cannabis local candidates. State lawmakers may be forced to act on legalization no that we are seeing less strict and fewer enforced cannabis laws, a majority of Kansans supporting it, and a pro-pot Governor.
This move will free up law enforcement resources to combat real crimes that pose a threat to public safety. The DA acknowledged that small marijuana offenses disproportionately impact minorities and poor populations.
This latest development in KU’s hometown comes just months after the Lawrence City Commission lowered the fines for first and second time marijuana possession to just $1.
Smoke em if you’ve got em LFK.