Media Awareness Project Drug News
  1. US WY: Column: Calling For An End To The Drug War

    Casper Star-Tribune, 22 Apr 2016 - Patrick and Beth Collins didn't want to get their daughter high. They wanted to get her well. "They wanted to get her CBD oil." So begins John Hudak's case description within The Brookings Institute's examination last month of "The Medical Marijuana Mess." The Collinses had discovered a substance that might provide help for their daughter, but their government - at both federal and state levels - told them she was not allowed to have it.
  2. US WY: PUB LTE: Evading The Issue On Medical Marijuana

    Casper Star-Tribune, 27 Sep 2015 - Editor: Last night, Wyoming PBS TV sponsored a discussion from an advocate, a medical physician, a city mayor and a law enforcement official, concerning the legalization of medical marijuana. Many semantics were brought out whereas the real issue was evaded.
  3. US WY: State Medical Group Against Pot Proposal

    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 06 Sep 2015 - CHEYENNE - Another statewide organization has come out against a possible ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming. The Wyoming Medical Society recently published a position paper opposing the proposal.
  4. US WY: Editorial: Make Medical Marijuana Legal In Wyoming

    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 16 Aug 2015 - THE ISSUE: Medical marijuana is in the news as Wyoming law officers have launched a campaign to fight a petition seeking its legalization. WE BELIEVE: While we remain opposed to recreational marijuana, we believe medical marijuana should be available in the state.
  5. US WY: Wyoming Police Group Plans Anti-Pot Effort

    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 07 Aug 2015 - CHEYENNE - A Wyoming law enforcement group is planning a campaign to fight back at efforts to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police is gauging interest in starting a statewide outreach effort to inform residents on the "harmful personal and societal effects of marijuana."
  6. US WY: Wyoming Parents Mull Hemp Oil for Children With Epilepsy

    Casper Star-Tribune, 04 Jul 2015 - Gretchen Wheeler knows her 21-year-old daughter will never be able to drive, marry or have her own children. Katelyn will likely live with her mother "forever," Wheeler says. She is willing to accept some of those facts. Her daughter has epilepsy and autism.
  7. US WY: PUB LTE: It's Time For Wyo. To Replace Jail Time For Marijuana

    Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, 18 Jan 2015 - It's time for Wyoming lawmakers to have a serious conversation about enacting sensible reforms when it comes to our state's marijuana policies. A great place to start is House Bill 0029, which would remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. This proposal would impose a civil, not criminal, penalty with a fine of up to $100 for a first or second offense.
  8. US WY: PUB LTE: Just Means More Pain Pills

    Casper Star-Tribune, 18 Jan 2015 - Editor: I am a 50-year-old woman who has alcohol and drug addiction issues, ADD, personality disorder, and degenerative arthritis that is extremely painful. My diagnosis came while living in Washington state, thank goodness. Medical marijuana had just become legal and my doctor prescribed it in smoke and oil, CBD, to help. It had me to one pain pill a day, no booze, no drugs, And I now own a home and pay taxes where before, I couldn't stay sober and pain free enough to hold a job, or a relationship. I came back to Wyoming for my aging parents thinking at least medically, I would be good. Not so, if am now up to three pills a day and having side-effect health issues. I would like my natural medicine to be legal for me and all others wanting it.
  9. US WY: PUB LTE: Two-step Process Needed

    Casper Star-Tribune, 18 Jan 2015 - Editor: I absolutely support marijuana legalization. The first thing is to legalize medicinal use, which would allow doctors to be able to prescribe as needed, and for patients to be able to have this option.