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Pro-Marijuana Group in Wyoming Gets OK to Start Collecting Ballot Signatures

A pro-marijuana group in Wyoming received the green light Thursday to begin collecting signatures to put a medical marijuana legalization initiative on the 2016 general ballot.

The Wyoming National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws may begin circulating petitions around the state to obtain the signatures of more than 25,000 registered voters, according to a press release from the Secretary of State’s office.

The number of signatures must equal at least 15 percent of the total number of votes cast in the previous statewide general election. The signatures must be obtained proportionally from 15 percent of resident voters in at least 16 of Wyoming’s 23 counties.

The proposed legislation, The Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016, would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes and allow farmers and ranchers to grow industrial hemp. [Read more at the Casper Star Tribune]

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