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A proposed initiative that would give Wyoming voters the opportunity to legalize medical marijuana is a step closer to getting on the ballot.

The Wyoming Secretary of State cleared the initiative’s application, putting the initiative closer than ever to becoming a reality. The Wyoming chapter of NORML, or the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, has been working for two years to get this initiative into voters’ hands.

In order for Wyoming NORML to get the initiative on the November 2016 ballot, they need to submit 25,673 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office before the state legislature convenes on February 8th.

According to a University of Wyoming study conducted last year, 72 percent of state residents support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, though only 35 percent support legalizing the drug for recreational purposes.

Source:

http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/med-marijuana-proposal-closer-to-becoming-ballot-initiative-in-wyoming/article_6e28ccf3-82c6-5fe6-9f01-ff83b45f06ec.html

Photo Credit: Larry Jacobsen

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