2014 News Releases

Law enforcement leaders remind Kansans marijuana still illegal

Release Date: Mar 04, 2014

TOPEKA – (March 4, 2014) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the leaders of Kansas law enforcement organizations today reminded Kansans that marijuana possession remains illegal in the State of Kansas. Schmidt was joined in the statement by Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Ernest Garcia; Kansas Sheriffs Association President, Gray County Sheriff Jim Kramer; and Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police President, Wamego Police Chief Mike Baker. The group issued the following statement:

“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. 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.”

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