Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Announced in Wyoming
The nonprofit organization Weed Wyoming has announced that they will soon file an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in the State of Wyoming. The announcement comes the same day as Wyoming NORML submitted an application with the secretary of state for an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. Both are aiming for the 2016 ballot.
\Weed Wyoming’s proposed initiative – which can be read in its entirety by clicking here – would legalize the possession of up to 10 ounces, and the private cultivation of up to 10 plants, for qualifying patients. Nonprofit cannabis collectives would also be authorized, and cannabis consumption would be explicitly allowed in any location that allows tobacco consumption.
Wyoming NORML’s initiative – which was announced in August – the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be legalized for all adults 21 and older; state-licensed cannabis retail outlets would also be authorized.
Regardless of which initiative ends up garnering the most support, it’s great to see the conversation moving forward in a state where a miniscule amount of cannabis can land you in jail for a year.