In Kansas City, a recent vote to lessen the the penalties for marijuana possession highlights the fact that weed is widely available in this town and no longer considered a serious vice.
Attitudes have evolved on this topic quickly given legalization in several states and the clear economic benefit of the marijuana industry for local biz.
Already, in the coming election there’s a candidate who promises to continue to work of making Kansas City a “cannabis sanctuary” if he’s elected. Given that Question 5 was passed with more than 70 percent approval and was the most popular item on this week’s ballot, that’s not a bad election platform.
The effort to curb this legal weed advocacy progress was undertaken by old school politicos and hack newspaper writers and their words were completely ignored given that they ultimately ignored that the social stigma over weed possession is now mostly a thing of the past.
Take a look at a better collection of news on this topic:
Huff Po: Kansas City Votes To Eliminate Jail Time For Marijuana Possession
The Fix: Kansas City Votes To Reduce Penalties For Pot Possession
NPR: Kansas City, Mo., Voters Approve $25 Fine In Easing Of Marijuana Law
TKC doesn’t recommend or condemn smoking weed because telling people what to do is a gateway to irrelevance. Instead, we simply acknowledge that the culture of Kansas City is changing. Question 5 success paves the way for even more local marijuana advocacy. Reality: Weed is just as widely available as candy in Kansas City.
And so we offer tonight’s Kansas City 2017 marijuana playlist for locals who are already enjoying local reefer madness with fewer local legal consequences . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night . . .