Wyoming Attorney General Issues Ballot Summaries For Marijuana Initiatives

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Wyoming’s attorney general on Monday issued ballot summaries for proposed initiatives to legalize medical marijuana and decriminalize cannabis possession. Activists are now officially set for signature collection to qualify. Earlier this month, advocates turned in the requisite 100 initial sponsorship signatures for each measure to the secretary of state. That office then verified them, and the initiatives were submitted to the attorney general for summary language and petition packets. Now the campaign, which is being backed by the national Libertarian Party and Wyoming NORML, will turn its attention to gathering 41,776 valid signatures from registered voters per measure to qualify for the ballot. They technically have until February 2023 to circulate the measures for a subsequent election, but they’re confident that they will have enough signatures in time to make the November 2022 ballot. Here’s the summary language that the attorney general’s office approved, according to Wyoming NORML:  Wyoming Patient Cannabis Act of 2022 “Shall a law be enacted authorizing the Wyoming Liquor Division to regulate the cultivation, sale, and use of medical marijuana for medical treatment?” Wyoming Cannabis Amendments “Shall a law be enacted to reduce criminal penalties for the cultivation, possession, use, and transfer of marijuana?” Wyoming NORML Executive Director Bennett Sondeno told Marijuana Moment that the group is “excited to be working with our friends in the state and activists from across the country to bring these questions before Wyoming voters in 2022.” “We will have signing events around the state as soon as the secretary of state hands us the petitions,” he said, adding that those petitions are expected to be in hand by early September. This ballot effort launched after state lawmakers advanced—but failed to pass—a bill to legalize marijuana this session. For the medical proposal, patients would be able to purchase and possess up…

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