CASPER, Wyo. — Two ballot initiatives that deal with marijuana reform were submitted to the Wyoming Secretary of State on Friday afternoon.
One measure would legalize medical marijuana. The second would decriminalize cannabis for personal use.
“Voters in Wyoming will be asked to consider the two ballot measures in their general election in 2022,” a Friday press release from the Libertarian National Committee states. “If the ballot measures pass, Wyoming will become one of 28 states to decriminalize cannabis.”
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Both measures first have to pass a legal review and obtain enough signatures before being placed on the 2022 General Election Ballot. The ballot initiatives were submitted by Wyoming State Rep. Marshall Burt (Sweetwater County) and national Libertarian Party officials.
The Libertarian Party has also launched their Se+ America Free campaign Friday “which champions much needed reform to the healthcare industry and the criminal justice system around cannabis.”
“When we allow people to choose for themselves, patients are able to find relief, doctors able to prescribe a full range of care, and law enforcement is able to do its job relieved of the burden of policing private and personal decisions,” Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Tyler Harris said in the release. “This effort, at its core, is about one simple thing – extending to the people of Wyoming the same basic rights that are already enjoyed by so many others to make these important choices for themselves.”
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NOTE: A previous version of this story omitted that the ballot measures need to first be approved by the Secretary of State’s office and collect enough signatures before being placed on the 2022 General Election Ballot. That has been added to the article.