Under the proposed initiative, which advocates hope to put on the 2016 ballot, the possession of up to 3 ounces of cannabis will be legal for all adults 21 and older. However, if the person is an individual that qualifies to be a medical cannabis patient, they can possess up to 12 ounces, or cultivate up to 12 plants. State-licensed retail outlets will be authorized to distribute cannabis to all adults, including those from out-of-state.
The initiative explicitly states that individuals can’t be fired for their off-the-job cannabis use, and that the sales tax for recreational cannabis can’t exceed 25%.
Before signatures can be gathered, the initiative will go through a legal review process by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and the Legislative Services Office.
In addition to this effort, Republican Representative Sue Wallis intends to file a legislative proposal to legalize medical cannabis before the session convenes in early February.