A proposal to handle marijuana-possession cases differently in Lawrence has been mentioned in the pro-marijuana magazine "High Times."
An Oct. 5 article on the magazine's Web site lists Lawrence alongside Denver and Telluride, Colo., and Traverse City and Ferndale, Mich., as cities that are considering changing their marijuana laws.
At the request of a newly formed group, Drug Policy Forum of Kansas, city commissioners are looking into drafting an ordinance that would send marijuana-possession cases into municipal court instead of district court. The group also wants to make marijuana possession a low priority for police, an idea that most city commissioners said last month they opposed.
City commissioners heard a presentation from the group at their Sept. 6 meeting and asked staff to research the subject further.