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Kansas Denies Marijuana Reform Group’s Request To Adopt A Highway

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kansas fire it up adopt a highway marijuanaThe State of Kansas denied an attempt by ‘Fire It Up Kansas’ to participate in it’s adopt a highway program. According to it’s Facebook page ‘Fire It Up Kansas’ is “a non profit, non-violent organization with one goal: Legalize marijuana on a state and federal level for the purpose of medicine, production, and recreation.” What are the requirements to join the Kansas adopt a highway program you might be wondering? Below is the description according to the Kansas Department of Transportation that oversees the program:

“Who can adopt a highway? Any non-profit group that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color or sex. Group members must be at least 11 years old and have adequate adult supervision.”

Admittedly, I’m not a member of ‘Fire It Up Kansas’ so I can’t say for sure, but I’m assuming they do not discriminate and have members over the age of 11. So why would the State of Kansas deny their request? ”We don’t want to advertise for that because their name is gonna be on our signs and I don’t think that’s acceptable,” Benny Tarverdi of the Kansas Department of Transportation said according to local media outlet Eye Witness News 12.

I truly hope that the citizens of Kansas don’t stand for this, and I also hope that people outside of the State of Kansas speak out in support. It seems like the State of Kansas is in the business of discriminating against certain political groups, which is ironic considering non-discrimination is one of the requirements to adopt a highway…I smell a lawsuit brewing, and I hope the ACLU is ready to battle!

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  1. FireitupKansas Legalize on

    Here’s an update. We have hired an attorney who actually used to work for the ACLU and was a member of the state legislature. A letter has been sent to the proper department to request that our rejection be reconsidered. We have received a response saying they are reviewing the situation. But as our attorney stated, “they are not reviewing a damn thing, they are stalling”. This simply means, we file a case. So you were smelling correctly Johnny. We’ll keep you posted. peace

  2. The State of Kansas is wrong for not allowing “Fire It Up Kansas” to adopt-a-highway. There is nothing wrong with an organization dedicated to the legalization of marijuana wanting to do community work. They will clean up litter. What the hell is wrong with that? So what if the sign says the highway was adopted by “Fire It Up Kansas.” At least they are trying to clean their highways and state up. What the hell, Kansas? Is your state so ass-backwards? Come into the 21st century. People in this country want marijuana legalized. Get over it already.

  3. The State of Kansas is wrong for not allowing “Fire It Up Kansas” to adopt-a-highway. There is nothing wrong with an organization dedicated to the legalization of marijuana wanting to do community work. They will clean up litter. What the hell is wrong with that? So what if the sign says the highway was adopted by “Fire It Up Kansas.” At least they are trying to clean their highways and state up. What the hell, Kansas? Is your state so ass-backwards? Come into the 21st century. People in this country want marijuana legalized. Get over it already.

  4. Let the word of God be spoken thru anybody who do service for community w/ whatever popular, non-violence people as Kannabis Kansas Kulture are cultured people, so to say no is to say safer organization, is to say no to God the Doer, not the state’s false ego!

  5. Krazy Kanabis Kansan on

    According to another article, they have only turned down one other organization, the KKK. Are Kansas pot smokers more dangerous than the KKK?

  6. This is arbitrary and capricious from any angle; no matter where you are with cannabis policy. Someone needs to discriminate advertising from free speech. My guess would be that advertising in a smaller object within free speech.

  7. Jack S. Klotzner on

    I smell a DISCRIMINATION lawsuit, I hope it is so big it will make Kansas Heads spin!!! plain and simple

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  9. To adopt a highway you can not discriminate, yet they were denied because they were discriminated against for their beliefs, sounds about right.

  10. I am from Springfield NORML and we have a adopt a road here in town, No problems, same requirement. Sounds like a great lawsuit.

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