The Wichita City Council recently green-lighted marijuana possession within the city limits, making the largest city in Kansas the least restrictive on cannabis possession statewide.

The decriminalization measure seeks to cut down on arrests and prosecutions of marijuana users without legalizing it. Starting Friday, the city will no longer prosecute cannabis cases, reported The Wichita Eagle.

While Wichita police could still arrest people for cannabis possession or use it as a reason to search their property, criminal charges would have to be filed by Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.

Attorney general candidate Kris Kobach's stance on marijuana legalization is clear – he wants to keep it illegal.

The GOP official recently said that the Wichita City Council's recent move "sends a message that, well, marijuana is OK," adding that it's not the "message I want to send to my kids."

Kobach's Democratic opponent, AG candidate Chris Mann was not too fond of the council's move either.

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