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Attorney general reminds Kansans marijuana is illegal

  • Eagle Topeka bureau
  • Published Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
  • Updated Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at 6:43 p.m.

Marijuana is still illegal in Kansas.

The state’s western neighbor, Colorado, may have legalized recreational marijuana, but Attorney General Derek Schmidt and group of law enforcement leaders issued a statement Tuesday to remind Kansans that the Sunflower State hasn’t.

“With the recent coverage of ‘marijuana tourism’ since our neighbors in Colorado legalized marijuana under their state law, we wish to remind Kansans that the possession, sale or use of marijuana is still a crime in Kansas,” the statement said.

“Kansas law enforcement has seen and seized marijuana acquired in Colorado and brought illegally to Kansas. We remind Kansans never to bring marijuana into Kansas from Colorado. Doing so is a crime, and Kansas still enforces its law.”

Schmidt was joined in this message by Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Ernest Garcia, Kansas Sheriffs Association President Jim Kramer and Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police President Mike Baker. 

Reach Bryan Lowry at 785-296-3006 or blowry@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanLowry3.

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