Legal status of marijuana in the state of kansas

Legal status of marijuana in the state of kansas

Find out about the legal status of medical and recreational marijuana in the state of Kansas. Is marijuana illegal? Better safe than sorry!


Kansas is one of the last states in the country to not have any medical marijuana program. There was an attempt to change this with a compassionate bill back in 2014, but this unfortunately never came through.

The production, sale and possession of any form of medicinal marijuana products are unfortunately still highly illegal in Kansas.


The cultivation, sale, and possession of cannabis for recreational purposes are illegal in Kansas.

While possession of cannabis is treated only just a little lighter than possession of for instance cocaine, it is still considered a serious crime in Kansas. First time possession of any amount of cannabis can already land you in jail for up to 6 months and get you a fine of up to a $1,000.

Getting caught a second time will mean a lot more trouble. First of it might get you a jail sentence of up to 1 year, but if you have any prior criminal record, you might get convicted for even longer than that.

We are not aware of any possible law changes in the (near) future in Kansas regarding medical and/or recreational cannabis.