KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Last week, voters across Missouri overwhelmingly approved Amendment 2, clearing the way for Missouri to become the 31st state to legalize medical marijuana.
On Tuesday, Jackson County, Missouri Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker – citing the amendment’s overwhelming support – announced her office would discontinue prosecuting most marijuana offenses, though there are types of cases she would continue to prosecute.
In this week’s 41 Files Podcast, reporter Sarah Plake says Peters Baker’s announcement amounts to a headline grabber even though most marijuana cases are prosecuted municipally.
Later in the podcast, 4th and 1 Chiefs podcast host Tod Palmer comes on for an update on the Kansas City Chiefs game next Monday night moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles following concerns about the field.
Finally, reporter Cat Reid jumps on to provide an update on the on-going spat between the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department and officials behind the group “Free Hot Soup.”