marijuana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Students Are Smoking Less, Texting While Driving More http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-students-are-smoking-less-texting-while-driving-more <p>Cigarette smoking rates among high school students have dropped significantly in recent decades—in Wyoming and the rest of the country. That’s according to the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm?s_cid=tw_cdc16">Youth Risk Behavior Survey</a> released last week.&nbsp;</p><p>Last year, 17 percent of Wyoming high-schoolers reported regularly smoking cigarettes. That’s slightly above the national average, but down from 40 percent in 1991, when the survey began.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 01:28:55 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59934 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Students Are Smoking Less, Texting While Driving More Initiative seeks to legalize recreational marijuana http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/initiative-seeks-legalize-recreational-marijuana <p>A group known as Wyoming NORML,&nbsp;which stands for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws&nbsp;wants to make recreational&nbsp;pot&nbsp;legal in Wyoming.&nbsp; The&nbsp;proposed&nbsp;initiative would make it legal to grow, sell and transport marijuana, and to purchase up to three ounces.</p><p></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 23:19:51 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52859 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Initiative seeks to legalize recreational marijuana Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/representative-sue-wallis-may-pursue-full-marijuana-legalization <p>Representative Sue Wallis&nbsp;has drafted&nbsp;a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming.&nbsp;She’s even considering revising it to include recreational marijuana, as well.&nbsp;Wallis toured&nbsp;facilities in&nbsp;Colorado&nbsp;where&nbsp;recreational marijuana&nbsp;is packaged and labeled and says she&nbsp;was impressed with how smoothly&nbsp;everything is going.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:28:03 +0000 Melodie Edwards 52733 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Representative Sue Wallis may pursue full marijuana legalization Legalizing pot? Mead says no http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/legalizing-pot-mead-says-no <div style="margin:0;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">While Colorado has legalized marijuana, Governor Matt Mead has no interest in seeing Wyoming do the same.&nbsp; During a recent conference call with reporters, Mead was asked if he would support legalizing marijuana in the state.&nbsp; His answer was no.</span></font></span></font><br><p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:56:43 +0000 Bob Beck 39164 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Legalizing pot? Mead says no Former Judge tells Wyoming to change drug laws http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-judge-tells-wyoming-change-drug-laws <p>A former Colorado Municipal Judge who’s a member of the group Law Enforcement against prohibition wants Wyoming to change its drug laws.&nbsp;</p><p>Lenny Freiling says that Wyoming spent more than 12 million dollars enforcing laws against marijuana in 2008.&nbsp; He says a better approach is to legalize marijuana like Colorado has.&nbsp; Freiling says one huge downside concerning the war on drugs is the long term impact it can have on someone who takes drugs.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:57:21 +0000 Bob Beck 38534 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Judge tells Wyoming to change drug laws Man killed in car crash during high-speed chase http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/man-killed-car-crash-during-high-speed-chase <p>Authorities are investigating after a 35-year-old man was killed in a car crash in Converse County during a high-speed chase that involved a state trooper.</p><p>Brian A. Bonomo of Cheyenne was pulled over for speeding on Wyoming Highway 59 on Saturday evening. Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Stephen Townsend says the trooper smelled marijuana on Bonomo<br />as he was handing him the ticket.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:05:47 +0000 The Associated Press 15195 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org