EVANSTON, Wyoming — After the Wyoming State Legislature declined to advance a bill to legalize medical cannabis this year, advocates are turning to voters with a pair of ballot initiatives for 2022.

“It deserved to be debated. And since they didn’t debate it? We’re going to let the people of Wyoming,” said Madonna Long, who is signing on to sponsor the initiative.

Long, a Kemmerer resident who lobbied the legislature to pass a medical cannabis bill, said she believed a ballot initiative would pass in Wyoming, one of the few western states still without cannabis access.

“The patients — the people with chronic diseases, people with disabilities like me, those people that maybe suffer from MS, Parkinson’s, spinal injury, epilepsy — all of these people benefit from cannabis therapies,” she said in an interview…

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