About State Laws

State Laws are Complex


The Rocky Mountains of Colorado have often beckoned nearby Kansas and Missouri residents for year-round recreation and relaxation.

And now relaxed marijuana laws add to Colorado’s allure.

But heading back along I-70 from the Centennial State with grass or other substances in your car could lead you to serious penalties in your home state.

The fact remains that drug charges carry major consequences per state laws in Kansas and Missouri. Charges at the state level stem from possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS).

Whatever the drug – rapidly expanding heroin; methamphetamines, marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine or others – the possession of controlled substances creates legal challenges for individuals. The police jurisdictions throughout metro Kansas City report serious drug trafficking in the region, especially via I-35 and I-70. (Trafficking is defined at the federal level as the ‘unlawful distribution, possession with intent to distribute, manufacture, importation and exportation’ of controlled substances). They are vigilant about pursuing drug offenses at all levels from sophisticated dealer networks to individuals with a few ounces in their pocket.