Feb 13, 2020 6:04 PM

Kansas City mayor starting pardon process for pot offenses

Posted Feb 13, 2020 6:04 PM
Mayor Quinton Lucas during his State of the city address Wednesday
Mayor Quinton Lucas during his State of the city address Wednesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, says his office will begin next week the process of pardoning misdemeanor marijuana offenses.

 Quinton Lucas made the announcement during his first State of the City address on Wednesday. Lucas made the pardons part of his campaign for office in 2019. He said he’d like to go further and remove marijuana from the code of municipal ordinances.

Lucas said his office would post an application on its website next week so nonviolent offenders with misdemeanor marijuana or marijuana paraphernalia possession on their records can ask for pardons.