Wichita marijuana reform question still on track for ballot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The ballot question on the marijuana reform initiative in Wichita appears still on track for a vote on the April 7th ballot

KAKE-TV reports that the ballots are headed to the printer Friday afternoon.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman says it’s on the ballot unless her office gets direction from the city or a court to remove it.

The initiative asks Wichita voters to decide whether to reduce the penalty for a first time arrest for marijuana possession in the city. Voters will also decide on a mayor and city council members.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued a legal opinion earlier this week the proposed ordinance conflicts with state law.

But supporters of the measure say the issues the attorney general raised require judicial determination.

 

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