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The following charts highlights the main provisions of Wyoming marijuana laws. See FindLaw’s Drug Charges section for more articles and resources.
It seems Wyoming lawmakers have had their fill of the marijuana debate for a while. They are now considering House Bill 187, which would prohibit any new bills or discussion of marijuana policy while the state spends $15,000 on a study of the drugвЂ™s impacts on the criminal justice system, public health and state revenue.
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The possession, sale, trafficking, and cultivation of marijuana is illegal in all states except neighboring Colorado and Washington (where it is tightly regulated). In addition, a growing number of states is allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana by those who have obtained a physician’s recommendation. Indeed, almost 20 states have passed some form of decriminalization of marijuana. (Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption.) Still, marijuana remains illegal in Wyoming, including medical uses.
Chart providing details of Wyoming Marijuana Laws
No. Wyoming marijuana laws state that cannabis containing more than 0.3% THC, medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana are all illegal.
However, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products that contain less than 0.3% THC by weight are legal to use and possess.
After the signing of HB0171, the Department of Agriculture submitted its plan for rulemaking and regulating hemp in the state to the United States Secretary of Agriculture. The act formally removed hemp, cannabidiol from the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says that possessing, selling, and using anything with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is illegal.
The law only permitted people in Wyoming to use medical CBD oil products that contain less than 0.3 percent of THC by weight. Intractable epilepsy was the only condition Wyoming permits patients to use CBD oil to treat. The Hemp Extract Registr y ceased operation following the passage of bill HB0171, the 2019 House Enrolled Act (HEA) 110.
As of March 6, 2019, the state enacted HB0171 , which was signed into law by Republican Gov. Mark Gordon. It makes the Department of Agriculture the rulemaking authority for hemp production and regulation. It passed with ease, with the House voting in favor 56-3 and passing the Senate with a 26-3 vote.
There were at least two attempts by advocates to place marijuana legalization on the state ballot, including an effort to place it before voters in 2018 . But advocates failed to gather enough signatures to qualify.
No. Wyoming has not legalized recreational or medical marijuana, therefore it is against the law to use or possess cannabis in the state.
Since 2015, a strict process through the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) allowed medical CBD to be prescribed when patients applied for a Hemp Extract Registration Card, which costs $150 and needed to be renewed annually.
View the cannabis & CBD laws & regulations for Wyoming.