After Missouri Vote, Jackson Co. No Longer Will Prosecute Marijuana Charges
After Missouri vote, Jackson County changes policy on prosecuting marijuana
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office says they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession cases, with some exceptions.
This comes as voters in Missouri last week supported a Constitutional Amendment to legalize medical use of marijuana.
“Voters were discerning in considering the issue,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Baker said.
They rejected two lesser proposals, she noted, but voted in convincing numbers in support of one measure, Constitutional Amendment 2, on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The Prosecutor’s Office will continue to prosecute cases in which the possession of marijuana results in drugged driving or where possession of marijuana results in harm to a child.