The Kansas Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would lessen penalties for first and second-time marijuana possession.
The vote Wednesday was 38-1.
The measure would reduce the punishment for first-time misdemeanor possession to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, rather than the current year in jail and $2,500 fine. A second possession conviction would no longer be a felony, so an offender wouldn't be sent to prison.
The measure goes next to the House, which passed a similar proposal last year.