Status: In Kansas, all use or possession of marijuana is illegal.
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The History of Kansas Marijuana
Multiple bills have been introduced in Kansas to decriminalize or reduce penalties for marijuana possession.
HB2462 was approved by the Kansas Legislature in 2016. As of July 2016, it reduces penalties for first time possession offenses to six months, from one year in jail. Second offenses are misdemeanors rather than felonies and limited to a maximum one year sentence.
SB 112 was approved by the Kansas Legislature in 2017. As of May 2017, it aimed to create similar reductions in penalties for marijuana accessories and paraphenalia related to growing or cultivation. This did not affect the penalties for growing marijuana, only separate charges for possession of materials with which to do so. So long as used to cultivate 5 or less plants, the fines are reduced to $1000 and/or 6 months in jail.