GREEN RIVER — The Libertarian Party of Wyoming and Compassionate Options Wyoming are out in seven Wyoming cities this weekend to gather signatures to get two marijuana initiatives on either the 2022 or 2024 General Election ballots.
The ballot initiatives aim to legalize medical cannabis for personal use, and decriminalize cannabis for personal use in Wyoming.
The Sweetwater County Libertarian Party is in Green River Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11 collecting signatures. Interested voters in Sweetwater County can go to Flaming Gorge Harley-Davidson, located at 440 Uinta Drive, between 12 pm and 6 pm on Friday and Saturday either to add their signature or to learn more about the initiatives.
Theresa Burt, a member of the Sweetwater Libertarian Party and the wife of Representative Marshall Burt, L-Green River, said that the goal is to put these initiatives into the voter’s hands.
“This way, representatives can’t dictate what we do,” she said.
Back in June, Rep. Burt said that he and the Libertarian Party are pushing to get these initiatives on the ballots because it is an issue of an individual’s right to access medical treatments, and because “over-criminalizing” infringes upon individual liberty.
In addition to the event in Green River, there are also events taking place across the state in Evanston, Rawlins, Riverton, Cody, Cheyenne, and Casper.