KCMO mayor wants to leave marijuana enforcement to state

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, voiced his opinion about marijuana's legal status on Facebook Saturday morning.

The city has recently been considering increasing the amount of marijuana a person can have without penalty from 35 grams to 100 grams.

Mayor Lucas, however, put forth a different idea.

He suggested removing marijuana offenses from the municipal code altogether.

That wouldn't change the state's laws on marijuana, it would just take the city out of what Lucas says is redundant.
In Lucas' own words, Kansas City could use their resources in more needed areas.

“(Kansas City's) municipal court resources for recovery and prosecution (and defense) can go to other areas and we can continue looking to address other concerns for which we have expertise and unique abilities for enforcement, not just duplicating what the county prosecutor's already do," Lucas said.