Last week, a Wyoming House committee passed legislation to legalize cannabis and discussed another proposal that would require that state agencies research and issue recommendations on allowing medical marijuana. The adult-use legalization bill’s lead sponsor is the chair of the Judiciary Committee. The legislation would allow individuals aged 21 and above to buy and possess up to 3 cannabis ounces and grow up to 12 mature cannabis plants for personal use. The proposal, which was co-sponsored by other top Republican legislators and the House speaker, got a 6-3 vote after receiving testimonies from the public and state agencies, which included former U.S. senator and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who now lives in Wyoming. Chafee revealed that he supported the bill, stating that the legislation would create a profitable revenue stream. Chairman Jared Olsen observed that this marked an important moment for the state of Wyoming and mentioned recent surveys that showed public support for the change in policy, both nationally as well as in the state, noting that in several of the states, voters had passed legalization measures through the ballot.
CannabisNewsWire, 03/22/2021 04:20:00