Supporting Medical Cannabis in Wyoming

Organizations that support People who have Disabilities Support Medical Cannabis

If you or a loved one is a patient who could benefit from medical cannabis, we recommend focusing on your personal story and the need for patients’ choice of medicine and therapies.

Wyoming’s Patient Coalition is made up of patient groups or organizations that support patients’ choices.

• Patients and their doctors should be trusted to decide if medical cannabis is an appropriate treatment.
• Studies show that many patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, and intractable pain find relief from cannabis.
• Sixty-eight percent of Americans live in one of the 33 states that allow the doctor-advised, medical use of cannabis.
• There are several health organizations, medical, and religious organizations that support allowing medical cannabis, such as the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the Epilepsy Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church.

Alternative to Healthy Communities for All

Wyoming Patients Coalition is Advocating for legal Medical Cannabis Therapies for people who have chronic pain, people who are disabled, seniors, and veterans (and other conditions)  pursuing medicinal cannabis as a safe, effective, and therapeutic treatment option.

To that end, we advocate for the state legalization of therapeutic cannabis medicine. We believe in our right to legally access all the various medicinal forms. We advocate for qualifying conditions for cannabis therapeutic medicine.

Medical Cannabis has a wide variety of therapeutic applications like these:

Relief of muscle spasms
Relief of chronic pain
Reduction in interlobular pressure inside the eye
Suppression of nausea
Weight loss – increase and restore metabolism

Other Uses Include:

AIDS – Cannabis can reduce nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting from the condition itself, and the medications as well.
Glaucoma -Cannabis relieves the internal eye pressure of glaucoma, and therefore relieving the pain and slowing or even stopping the condition.
Cancer- Many side effects of the medication to stop cancer can be relieved with Cannabis, some studies suggest that Marijuana tends to slow down the progress of some types of cancer.
Multiple Sclerosis – Muscle pain, spasticity, tremors, and unsteadiness are some of the effects caused by the disease that can be relieved by Cannabis.
Epilepsy – in some patients, epileptic seizures can be prevented with Cannabis use.
Chronic pain – Cannabis helps to alleviate the pain caused by many types of injuries and disorders.
Anxiety, Depression, or Obsession – Even though mild anxiety is a common side effect in some users, cannabis can elevate your mood and expand the mind. Including PTSD and helping our Veteran Community.

Access to Alternative Medicine and Therapies is a Wyoming Choice

Medical Alternative Therapies and Medicine Advocates have long extolled the benefits of cannabis. Most of us are aware cannabis can be beneficial for pain, PTSD, nausea, depression, and anxiety. These types of alternative medicines therapies can help people with chronic illnesses, people who have disabilities, seniors, and veterans.

Living our lives in Wyoming free from pain is difficult currently when it comes to alternative therapies and medicines.  Our voices are essential to creating change to have a choice of medical therapies that will allow us to live in Wyoming and not travel. Wyomingites do not want to travel from state to state to get the needed therapies and medicine they need. They want to have that choice here at home and support our state and our people. Many advocates understand that most of their groups of people who have disabilities, seniors, and veterans cannot travel long distances. This is why the Wyoming Patients Coalition supports the Patient Choice of Medical therapies in their communities. So that equal access to medical therapies is for everyone and located in their community at home.

Being well should be enjoyed to live our lives the way we choose here in Wyoming, enjoying the outdoors and living without pain and suffering. That is the Wyoming Way.

Medical cannabis advocates and patient organizations agree to these points

  • Patients and their doctors should be trusted to decide if medical cannabis is an appropriate treatment.
  • Studies show that many patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, and intractable pain find relief from cannabis.
  • Sixty-eight percent of Americans live in one of the 33 states that allow the doctor-advised, medical use of cannabis

Many health, medical, and religious organizations support allowing medical cannabis therapies, such as the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of HIV Medicine, the Epilepsy Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Methodist Church.

The Wyoming Patients Coalition is working with Patients, Organizations, and Medical Professionals to bring awareness to these needed therapies in Wyoming.

Organizations Supporting Access to Therapeutic Cannabis

AIDS Action Council – 1996

*Alaska Nurses Association – 1998

Alaska Voters – 1998

Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics – 1981

+American Academy of Family Physicians – 1989, 1995

American Academy of HIV Medicine – 2003

American Anthropological Association – 2003

American College of Physicians – 2008

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees – 2006

American Legion – 2017

American Medical Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs – 2001

American Medical Association’s Medical Student Section – 2008

Alaska Medical Association

Hawaii Medical Association

Guam Medical Association

American Medical Students Association – 1993

+*American Nurses Association – 2003

*American Preventive Medical Association – 1997

+*American Public Health Association (APHA) – 1995

Ann Arbor, MI – 2004

Arizona Voters – 1996 & 1998

Arkansas Legislature – 2017

+Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – 1999

Berkeley, CA – 1979

Breckenridge, CO – 1994

Burlington, VT – 1994 & 2004

California Academy of Family Physicians – 1996

California Democratic Party – 1993

California Legislative Council for Older Americans – 1993

+California Medical Association – 1994

California Nurses Association – 1995

California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church – 1996

California Pharmacists Association – 1997

California Voters – 1996

Cannabis Freedom Fund – 1996

Coalition for Rescheduling Cannabis – 2002

Colorado Voters – 2000

*Colorado Nurses Association – 1995

Columbia, MO – 2004

Connecticut Legislature – 2012

*+Connecticut Nurses Association – 2004

Contigo-Conmigo – 1997

Consumer Reports Magazine – 1997

Crescent Alliance Self Help for Sickle Cell – 1999

Cure AIDS now – 1991

Delaware Legislature – 2015

Detroit, MI – 2004

District of Columbia Voters – 1999

Doctors for Cannabis Regulation – 2016

+Episcopal Church of the U.S. – 1982

Farmacy – 1999

Federation of American Scientists – 1994

Ferndale, MI – 2004

Florida Governor’s Red Ribbon Panel on AIDS – 1993

Florida Medical Association – 1997

Frisco, CO – 1994

Green Party – 1998

Hailey, ID – 2007

Hawaii Kokua Council of Senior Citizens – 2000

*Hawaii Legislature – 2000

*Hawaii Nurses Association – 1999

+HIV Medicine Association – 2006

Idaho Disabled American Veterans – 2004

Illinois Legislature – 2013

*Illinois Nurses Association – 2004

Institute of Medicine – 1982 & 1999

International Cannabis Alliance of Researchers and Educators (I-CARE) – 1992

Iowa Civil Liberties Union

Iowa Democratic Party – 1994 & 2000 & 2004

Kaiser Permanente – 1997

Lancet – 1997

Life Extension Foundation – 1997

Libertarian Party – 1999

Los Angeles County AIDS Commission – 1996

Lymphoma Foundation of America – 1997

Madison, WI – 1993, 2004

Maine AIDS Alliance – 1997

Maine Voters – 1999

Marin County, CA – 1993

+Medical Society of the State of New York – 2004

Michigan Democratic Party – 2008

Michigan Voters – 2008

Minnesota Democratic Farm-Labor Party – 1992

Minnesota Legislature – 2014

*Mississippi Nurses Association – 1995

Molaki Advertiser-News Editorial Staff – 1999

Montana Voters – 2006

Mothers Against Misuse and Abuse (MAMA) -1992

Multiple Sclerosis California Action Network (MS-CAN) – 1996

National Association for Public Health Policy – 1998

National Association of Attorneys General – 1983

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

National Association of People with AIDS – 1992

*National Nurses Society on Addictions (NNSA) – 1995

Nevada Voters – 1998

New England Journal of Medicine – 1997

New Hampshire Legislature – 2013

New Hampshire Medical Association – 2003

New Jersey Legislature – 2009

New Jersey Nurses Association – 2002

New Mexico Legislature – 2007

New Mexico Medical Society – 2001

*New Mexico Nurses Association – 1997

New York Legislature – 2004

*New York State Nurses Association – 1995

New York State Association of County Health Officials – 2003

*North Carolina Nurses Association – 1996

North Dakota Voters – 2016

Oak Creek, CO – 2005

Oakland, California – 1998

Ohio Legislature – 2016

Ohio Patient Network – 2001

Oregon Voters – 1998

Oregon Green Party – 2001

Oregon Democratic Party – 1998

Patients Out of Time – 1995

Pennsylvania Legislature – 2016

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association – 2014

Physicians Association for AIDS Care

Physicians for Social Responsibility (Oregon) – 1998

Presbyterian Church (USA), General Assembly – 2006

Progressive National Baptist Convention – 2004

Republican Liberty Caucus National Committee – 1999

Rhode Island Legislature – 2006

Rhode Island Medical Society – 2004

Rhode Island Nurses Association – 2004

Rhode Island Patient Advocacy coalition – 2003

San Diego, CA – 1994

San Francisco, CA – 1992

San Francisco Medical Society – 1996

Santa Cruz County, CA – 1993

+Texas Democratic Convention – 2004

Texas Nurses Association -2005

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) – 2006

Traverse City, MI – 2004

Unitarian Universalist Association – 2004

United Methodist Church – 2004

+Union for Reform Judaism – 2003

Vermont Legislature – 2007

Veterans for Medical Marijuana Access – 2007

Veterans for Peace – 2014

*Virginia Nurses Association – 1994, 2004

*Virginia Nurses Society on Addictions – 1993

*Washington Hemp Education Network – 1999

Washington Democratic Party – 1998 & 2000

Washington Medical Association – 2008

Washington Voters – 1998

Wisconsin Democratic Party – 1997& 2002

Wisconsin Public Health Association – 1999

Wisconsin Nurses Association – 1999

Supporting Research

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry – 2000

+American Academy of Family Physicians – 1977

American Cancer Society – 1997

+*American Nurses Association – 2003

*American Nurses Association, Congress of Nursing Practice – 1996

American Society of Addiction Medicine – 2000

+Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – 1999

+California Medical Association – 1997 & 2006

California Society of Addiction Medicine – 1997

+*Connecticut Nurses Association – 2004

+Council of Health Organizations – 1971

Federation of American Scientists – 1995

+HIV Medicine Association – 2006

+Medical Society of the State of New York – 2004

National Institute of Health Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana – 1997

+Northern New England Psychiatric Society

+Texas Democratic Convention – 2004

Texas Medical Association – 2003

+Union for Reform Judaism – 2003

Wisconsin State Medical Society – 1998

Women of Reform Judaism – 2000

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Amherst, MA – 2000

Alaska Medical Association – 1972

+American Academy of Family Physicians – 1977

American Bar Association – 1977

American Medical Association – 1977

+*American Nurses Association – 2003

+American Public Health Association – 1971

American Social Health Association – 1974

+Association of Nurses in AIDS Care – 1999

+Berkeley, CA – 1972

Billy Graham Ministries – 1998

B’nai B’rith Women – 1974

+California Medical Association – 2006

Central Conference of American Rabbis – 1973

+*Connecticut Nurses Association – 2004

+Council of Health Organizations – 1971

District of Columbia Medical Society – 1973

+Episcopal Church of the US – 1973

Episcopal Diocese of New York – 1975

Gray Panthers – 1975

Illinois Bar Association – 1974

Illinois Legislature – 2013

Lutheran Student Movement – 1975

Maryland Legislature – 2014

Massachusetts Bar Association – 1974

Massachusetts Voters – 2012

National Association for Mental Health – 1972

National Association of Social Workers – 1975

National Council of Churches – 1973

National Education Association – 1978

New York Bar Association – 1974

+Northern New England Psychiatric Society

Progressive National Baptist Convention – 2004

Southern California Psychiatric Society – 1979

+Texas Democratic Convention – 2004

United Church of Christ – 2002

United Methodists – 1976

+Unitarian Universalist Association – 1970, 2002, 2004

Vermont Bar Association – 1974