Governor Brownback signed House Bill 2462 into law on Friday, May 13th 2016 to amend marijuana possession penalties.
The law reduces criminal penalties for first-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to one year incarceration and a $ 2,500 fine) to a Class B misdemeanor (punishable by no more than six months in jail and a $ 1,000 fine). Second convictions will no longer be classified as a felony offense. You can read the full summary of the engrossed bill here.
The sentencing changes take effect imminently.
NORML would like to thank those of you who contacted their state lawmakers in support of this legislation.