Medical marijuana proposal in peril as pro-pot group suffers from infighting in Wyoming

CASPER, Wyo. — Infighting within a group pursuing a medical marijuana ballot initiative in Wyoming could make the daunting process of gathering enough signatures this winter even more difficult, with the group's newly resigned executive director saying the effort is already in jeopardy.

On Sunday, Jackson resident Chris Christian quit the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, which has been working on legalization issues for years and hired an attorney to draft the Peggy A. Kelley Wyoming Cannabis Act of 2016.

In addition to medical marijuana, the proposal would legalize industrial hemp.

“Taking this on was like herding jackrabbits uphill in a snowstorm,” Christian said Monday.

Christian said in a Sunday message to supporters of the proposal that she thinks the effort to get it on the ballot in November is over. Others insist it is not.

A 2014 University of Wyoming poll showed...

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