Wyoming Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Receives Approval from State

voteAn initiative to legalize medical cannabis use in Wyoming has received approval from Secretary of State Ed Murray.

The Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016, put forth by Wyoming NORML, was certified by the state on Friday, meaning there’s only one more step – the Secretary of State preparing a fiscal statement and summary of the measure – before advocates can begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place the initiative on next year’s November ballot.

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Wyoming House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Decriminalize Cannabis Possession

Wyoming’s House Judiciary Committeewyoming voted 7 to 2 this week to approve House bill 29, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession. The proposal now awaits a full House vote.

Under the proposed law, the possession of up to a half an ounce of cannabis would be a $250 ticket, and the possession of up to an ounce would be a $500 ticket; neither would result in a criminal charge or arrest.

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