Voters approve lower penalty for pot possession in Kansas City

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Voters in Kansas City, by an overwhelming margin, voted to lower penalties for marijuana possession of 35 grams or less.

A maximum fine of $25 will now be the punishment for someone possessing that amount or less.

With 98 percent of the vote in, 71 percent of voters supported the measure.

Jail is no longer a punishment for those who possess that amount of marijuana.

Under the old law in Kansas City, a $500 fine and 180 days in prison were possible.

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