Prairie Village to look into decriminalizing marijuana

Councilmember Inga Selders said Prairie Village is in a “unique and necessary position" to address marijuana decriminalization, with medical marijuana legal in Missouri. Photo credit Elsa Olofsson. Used under a Creative Commons license.

Prairie Village may join the growing list of communities that have decriminalized marijuana.

At Monday’s meeting, councilmembers Inga Selders and Ian Graves outlined several reasons why decriminalization should be considered — including the disproportionate enforcement on low-income individuals and people of color, as well as Prairie Village’s proximity to Kansas City, where decriminalization is already in place.