Wyoming Officials Clear 2022 Marijuana Ballot Initiatives For Signature Gathering


Wyoming activists have cleared another hurdle toward getting a pair of marijuana initiatives before voters on the 2022 ballot. Advocates needed to turn in at least 100 valid signatures per measure to the secretary of state’s office to formally get the process started on their proposals to decriminalize cannabis and legalize medical marijuana, and they turned in more than double that amount. This week, the office confirmed that the campaign had met the requirement and cleared them for broad signature gathering once the attorney general’s office approves summary language and petition packets. The initiatives are being backed by the national Libertarian Party, as well as Wyoming NORML. The effort launched after state lawmakers advanced—but failed to pass—a bill to legalize marijuana this session. Christine Stenquist, the campaign’s senior strategist, told Marijuana Moment that they have a combination of volunteers and paid canvassers who will be working to collect the required 41,776 valid signatures from registered voters per measure by February 14 to qualify for the ballot. “We know what districts we need to hit. We know what counties. We know our numbers. We know even the people who are registered voters were likely to support us,” Stenquist said. “It’s a very surgical campaign.” “If the ballot measures pass this final hurdle,” a press release from the Libertarian Party said, “Wyoming voters will have a chance to let their voices be heard in November of 2022 by voting to legalize medical cannabis and decriminalize cannabis for personal use.” They said they expect the attorney general’s summary language to be finalized, and petitions to be printed, “in the coming weeks.” For the medical proposal, patients would be able to purchase and possess up to four ounces of flower and 20 grams of “medical marijuana-derived products” in a 30-day period. People with any…

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