ROCK SPRINGS — Wyoming’s Judiciary Committee will be discussing medical marijuana and hemp at their next meeting in Rock Springs April 27, WWCC, Room 3650. The Chairman Senator Leland Christensen removed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws from the agenda, but the public will still have an opportunity to speak.
The meeting starts 8 a.m. discussion and public comment on the topic of Wyoming marijuana laws and ballot initiatives is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. discussion and public comment on the Governor’s Marijuana Impact Assessment Council is scheduled for 10:45 a.m.
According to a story in the Casper Star-Tribune, two groups opposing legalization of marijuana and hemp will still have a place on the agenda. Sen Leland Christensen is quoted as saying that NORML was removed from the meeting agenda because they are a special interest group.
According to the story, Christensen based the decision to keep the Wyoming County and Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police on the agenda because they are “not interest groups” since they work with the public in government service, and the laws the legislature makes will “directly affect those guys,” referring to the two groups that represent the interests of law enforcement and prosecutors.
According to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police’s website the group’s objective is, “To consider and deal by all lawful means with common problems involved in the delivery of executive and management services to public law enforcement agencies located within the geographic boundaries of the State of Wyoming and to secure cooperative action in advancing the common purpose of the members of the association. To do anything necessary and proper for the accomplishment of such a purpose.”