Kansas Court Kills Wichita Pot Ordinance

Kansas Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday to void a Wichita voter-approved ordinance reducing the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. The court said that the city ignored filing and disclosure rules that are mandated by state law in order to ensure that voters properly understand what they are voting on. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss wrote that voters were never "officially advised of the entirety" of the ordinance, which set fines at a maximum of $50 for first-time offenders possessing fewer than 1.1 ounces.