Decriminalize Marijuana, Not Domestic Violence
  • Petitioned Topeka City Council

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Topeka City Council
Topeka City Council Member
Chad Manspeaker
Topeka City Council Member
Bob Archer
Topeka City Council Member
Andrew Gray
Topeka City Council Member
Karen Hiller
Deputy Mayor
John Alcala
Topeka City Council Member
Sylvia Ortiz
Topeka City Council Member
Richard Harmon
Topeka City Council Member
Denise Everhart
Topeka City Council Member
Larry Wolgast

Decriminalize Marijuana, Not Domestic Violence

    1. Petition by

      Marijuana Policy Project

In early September, officials in Shawnee County, Kansas, announced that due to budget constraints, they would stop prosecuting misdemeanor domestic violence cases. This resulted in many domestic violence cases being dismissed without prosecution throughout the county. Also, a flood of such cases is being sent to the Topeka legal system instead.

Topeka is in just as dire economic straits as the county in which it resides. After determining that they could not afford to prosecute these cases either, the city council is now considering a series of proposals to cut expenses from the budget. One of those is removing the portion of the city code criminalizing domestic battery. Adding insult to injury, literally, they’ve chosen Domestic Violence Awareness Month to have this discussion.

Can’t these city council members think of something less vile, hurtful, and dangerous to both individuals and society than domestic abuse to decriminalize?

Decriminalize marijuana to save money and protect your citizens from domestic violence.

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    • Gage Cameron PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I believe in the legalization/decriminalization of a plant that could potentially save money and provide opportunities for economic growth.

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    • Marvin House KNOXVILLE, TN
      • almost 3 years ago

      If you really want legalization write your congress person and tell them to support HR 2306. http://www.capwiz.com/norml2/issues/alert/?alertid=52475516

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    • rob phillips OREGON CITY, OR
      • almost 3 years ago

      its just the right thing to do

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    • HEIDI JOHNSON RUTLAND, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a disabled woman on so many medications, the one that works best is marijuana..that is still illegal in my state of MA. Domestic violence is a crime, ofcourse it should be illegal to abuse anyone.

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    • J W SACRAMENTO, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Kansas, like our four US attorney's in Calif are all suffering from Reefer Madness. City council needs to understand their position first hand. (no pun)

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