Though there are libertarian arguments for decriminalizing marijuana, it’s unlikely that most Kansans would concur with the results of the startling new Gallup poll indicating that 58 percent of Americans now support legalization, a 10-percentage point jump in one year. Only 35 percent of Republicans favor legalization, while 67 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds do. The consequences of legalization don’t stop at a state’s border, though: In a talk in Lawrence on Tuesday, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said “we have seen a significant uptick” in people who have purchased medical marijuana in Colorado being caught driving through Kansas with the intention of reselling it farther east.
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