Voters in Kansas City, by an overwhelming margin, voted to lower penalties for marijuana possession of 35 grams or less.
Also in Kansas City, a measure to greatly reduce penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana passed in a landslide. Adults caught with 35 grams or less of pot will be fined $25, with no jail time. Prosecutors say violators will have a record of marijuana possession, which will not look good on future employment background checks.
Voters in the Independence school district passed a ballot question that will authorize $38 million in bonds to fund a new elementary school and improvements to three high schools.
Kansas City Question 1: Streets, Bridges, Sidewalks: 100% Reporting
YES: 39,885 | 66%
NO: 20,622 | 34%
Kansas City Question 2: Flood Control: 100% Reporting
YES: 36,870 | 61%
NO: 23,390 | 39%
Kansas City Question 3: Public Buildings, Structures: 100% Reporting
YES: 40,420 | 67%
NO: 19,988 | 33%
Kansas City Question 5: Reduce Marijuana Penalties: 100% Reporting
YES: 42,814 | 71%
NO: 17,624 | 29%
Independence Public School Bonds: 100% Reporting
YES: 8,209 | 85%
NO: 1,454 | 15%