Wyoming Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Receives Approval from Secretary of State

medicalbudMembers of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) are now allowed to begin collecting signatures on their initiative to legalize medical cannabis, with the goal of placing it on the November, 2016 general election ballot.

The group was notified Thursday by Secretary of State Ed Murray’s office that their initiative has been approved for circulation. The proposal would allow those with certain debilitating conditions to possess, cultivate, purchase and use cannabis for medical purposes. Advocates will need to collect 25,700 signatures from registered Wyoming voters by February 8th for the measure to be put to a vote of the people.

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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 Activists File Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis, Aim for 2016 Ballot

Themedcanptsd Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has filed an initiative to legalize medical cannabis with the Secretary of State.

Once advocates receive approval from the state, they’ll be given the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures for the initiative. If they collect 25,673 signatures from registered Wyoming voters by February 8th, 2016, the initiative will be placed on that year’s general election ballot in November.

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Poll: 72% of Wyoming Residents Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis, 62% Support Decriminalization

A large majority of those residing in Wyoming, one of the nation’sSOURCE: Cannabis Now Magazine most conservative states, are in support of legalizing medical cannabis and decriminalizing cannabis possession, according to new polling conducted by the University of Wyoming.

According to the poll, 72% of residents in Wyoming support the use of medical cannabis if recommended by a physician, with just 25% opposed. The survey also found a majority – 62% – to be in support of removing the possibility of jail-time for those caught in possession of cannabis.

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Initiative to Legalize Medical and Recreational Cannabis Filed in Wyoming

An initiative to legalize medical and recreational cannabis has been filed in Wyoming by the Wyoming Chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

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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.

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