Poll: 81% in Wyoming Support Medical Cannabis Legalization, 41% Support Full Legalization

Wyoming In Wyoming, the most rural and arguably the most conservative state in the country, 81% of residents support the legalization of medical cannabis. This is according to a new poll conducted by the Survey and Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.

The 81% of Wyoming residents in support of medical cannabis legalization marks a 7% increase from 2014 when the Center asked the same question. The survey also found quickly growing support for legalizing cannabis for personal use, with 41% in support; a 4% increase from 2014.

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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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Wyoming and Arkansas Governors Sign Bills to Nullify FDA Restrictions on Terminally-ill Patients

Arkansas Governorfda Asa Hutchinson and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead have both signed into law bills that nullify some FDA (Food and Drug Administration) restrictions that prevent terminally ill patients from using experimental treatments.

Senate Bill 4 (Arkansas) and Senate File 3 (Wyoming) would both allow a patient suffering from a terminal disease who has considered all other approved treatment options to try experimental treatments or drugs not yet approved by the FDA if recommended by a physician.

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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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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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Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Introduced in Wyoming

A legislative proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession has been filed in Wyoming. Under House Bill 49, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will no longer be a criminal offense.plant

Under current Wyoming law, the possession of even a minuscule amount of cannabis can result in up to a year in prison. Under House Bill 49, the penalty for possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis will be a $50 ticket, and for possession of half an ounce to an ounce, it will be an $100 ticket.

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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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