Use this form to send your message to your lawmakers demanding commonsense cannabis reform

TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR LEGISLATOR

You’ll write your message in the text box on “Part 2” of the form above, where it says “Personalize your message.” Your message will be delivered to your Wyoming State Representative.

Remember to delete “[INSERT YOUR MESSAGE HERE]” before writing your own message.

Part ONE: Introduce yourself.

My name is _______. I’m a _______ (parent, teacher, coal miner, concerned citizen, etc.) from ________, Wyoming. I’m a voter in your district.

Part THREE: Say why you want it.

[Write a sentence or two about why this is important to you]

Part TWO: Say what you want.

Please vote “YES” to support House Bill 278, which would allow patients in Wyoming to access medical cannabis.

AND/OR

Please vote “YES” to support House Bill 234, which would decrease penalties for cannabis possession.

PRO TIP: Change the “Subject Line” of your message to give it a better chance of being read (because it will look less like spam).

WARNING: Don’t write a novel. Lawmakers are very busy during the session and they will not read any long message.

We Demand Commonsense Policy.

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Allow people access to medicine

A whopping 86 percent of Wyoming residents support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a poll conducted by the Wyoming Survey Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.

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No jail time for personal possession

A total of 69 percent of Wyomingites believe there should be no jail time for possession of small amounts of weed.

WHY THIS IS GOOD FOR WYOMING

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Wyoming residents want cannabis reform

A whopping 86 percent of Wyoming residents support legalizing medical marijuana, according to a poll conducted by the Wyoming Survey Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming.

A total of 69 percent of Wyomingites believe there should be no jail time for possession of small amounts of weed.

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Legalized medical cannabis would help fight Wyoming’s opioid epidemic

The legislature’s refusal to legalize medical marijuana is particularly frustrating in light of lawmakers’ alleged concern about opioid addiction. At least three legislative committees have considered bills recommended by the Wyoming Opioid Addiction Task Force, which the Legislature formed last year.

Lawmakers willfully avoid supporting a logical alternative to highly addictive opioids when it comes to treating things like multiple sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, and PTSD.

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Right now, legislators are listening to one voice, the powerful police lobby

Instead of listening to their constituents, Wyoming lawmakers tend to side with the pseudoscience and fear mongering of powerful police lobbyists.

Lawmakers have already wasted countless hours over the last several years trying to increase criminal penalties for non-plant forms of cannabis (i.e. edibles). Thankfully, these efforts have failed.

Wyoming currently has some of the harshest cannabis laws in the nation, even as states around us take steps to end this failed component of the War on Drugs

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Overly harsh cannabis laws are ineffective and serve to only ruins lives

Simple cannabis possession can currently result in a year in jail and more far-reaching legal problems.

Too often, a young person’s being charged with marijuana possession leads to their being branded as a “criminal”—a label that follows them around in scholarship applications, job searches, and otherwise hurts their ability to get ahead. In worse cases, charges for minor possession escalate during probation terms, when missed meetings or other minor infractions can result in incarceration.