Group Pushes for Legal Pot in Wyoming

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Group Pushes for Legal Pot in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A group has formed with the goal of legalizing marijuana in Wyoming.

Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are launching a campaign to create a ballot initiative for the 2016 election to legalize the drug.

The group's executive director is Jackson resident Christine Christian.

Christian says getting a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Wyoming will be difficult but she says public opinion toward marijuana has shifted rapidly in the past several years. She added that many Wyomingites have strong libertarian attitudes that could look favorably on their cause.

Christian tells the Wyoming Tribune Eagle ( that marijuana restrictions cost the state millions each year and make criminals out of thousands of residents.

Gov. Matt Mead opposes legalizing marijuana.

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