- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers are planning to sponsor a number of bills that would loosen restrictions on marijuana.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1L3BGEA ) that many of the bills are similar to measures introduced and defeated in previous legislative sessions.

Bills planned for the 2016 session, which begins in February, include a decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, a bill recognizing medical marijuana cards for out of state residents traveling through Wyoming, legalizing non-psychoactive marijuana extracts for pain and an initiative to make it illegal to ask on job applications whether a person has been convicted of a crime.

Many Wyoming lawmakers and residents are against marijuana reforms, with a University of Wyoming poll last year showing 60 percent of residents surveyed are opposed to recreational marijuana, though 72 percent support medical use.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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