Kansas City voters on Tuesday decided to lower penalties in city court for people caught with small amounts of marijuana.

With 97 percent of precincts reporting, a measure to reduce fines and eliminate jail time for marijuana possession was winning 71 percent of the vote.

The measure lowers the maximum fine for marijuana possession in city court to $25 from $500 and eliminates jail time as a penalty. Under the old ordinance, a sentence of 180 days was possible.

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Ian Cummings ~ KansasCity.com ~

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