Is weed legal in Wyoming?
No. Wyoming has not legalized recreational or medical marijuana, therefore it is against the law to use or possess cannabis in the state.
However, hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products that contain less than 0.3% THC by weight are legal to use and possess.
On March 6, 2019, the state enacted HB0171, which Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law. It legalized hemp and gave the Department of Agriculture authority over its production and regulation.
After the signing of HB0171, the Department of Agriculture submitted its plan for regulating hemp in the state to the US Department of Agriculture. The act formally removed hemp-derived CBD from Wyoming's list of controlled substances.
There have been at least two attempts to place marijuana legalization on the state ballot, including an effort to get it in front of voters in 2018. But advocates failed to gather enough signatures to qualify.
Frequently asked questions
Is CBD oil legal in Wyoming?
Yes, CBD oil is legal in Wyoming. However, the sale, possession, and use of CBD oil that contains more than 0.3% THC by weight remains illegal in Wyoming. As long as CBD products have less than 0.3% THC, Wyoming residents can legally purchase CBD online and have it mailed to them. There are also shops across the state that sell hemp-derived CBD oil.
Are edibles legal in Wyoming?
No. Cannabis in all forms is illegal in the Cowboy State.
Is Wyoming a no-tolerance state?
There's no set definition for the term “no tolerance.” But the penalties for those caught with marijuana in Wyoming are among the harshest in the United States. Driving while under the influence of a controlled substance that renders someone “incapable of safely driving” could result in a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $750, in addition to a mandatory court-ordered substance abuse assessment conducted at the expense of the accused.
Being found under the influence of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor punishable by six months imprisonment and a $750 fine. Growing, drying, or processing cannabis can result in a misdemeanor punishable by six months imprisonment and a $1,000 fine. Possession of less than 3 ounces (85 grams) of marijuana in plant form (flower) can result in a misdemeanor punishable by 12 months imprisonment and a $1,000 fine.
Can you smoke in Wyoming bars?
You can't smoke cannabis legally anywhere in Wyoming, including bars. Smoking tobacco indoors is regulated by local governments with no statewide statute. Some cities have enacted bans on some or all indoor smoking, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, which maintains a list of localities with bans.
This page was last updated March 22, 2021.