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Lawrence commission favors reducing marijuana penalties


October 11, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence city commissioners favor reducing the city's penalties for marijuana possession, which are more stringent than state law requires.

The commissioners discussed the issue during a work session Tuesday after receiving a request from a Lawrence resident to consider lowering the penalties, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

Currently, first-time offenders in Lawrence pay a minimum fine of $200 and must also pay for and undergo a drug evaluation. Both city ordinance and state law set a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 180 days. State law doesn't...

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