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 was signed into law by Gov. Mark Gordon. It gave the Department of Agriculture authority over hemp 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 were at least two attempts by advocates 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.
In Wyoming, the penalties for those caught with marijuana are among the harshest in the United States. 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, six months imprisonment, and a $1,000 fine. Possession of less than 3 ounces (85 grams) can result in a misdemeanor, 12 months imprisonment, and a $1,000 fine. Additionally, possession within 500 feet of a school is punishable by an additional fine of $500.
The full list of penalties can be found on the Wyoming State Legislature website.
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Is CBD oil legal in Wyoming?
Yes, CBD oil is legal in Wyoming. However, the sale, possession, and use of marijuana-derived CBD oil that contains more than 0.3% THC by weight remains illegal in Wyoming.
The Department of Agriculture is the agency in charge of distributing rules and regulations for hemp and CBD production.
In accordance with the 2018 US Farm Bill, industrial hemp is considered an agricultural crop. This means residents in Wyoming are allowed to grow, harvest, possess, process, and sell industrial hemp, which, by definition, contains less than .03% THC.
Under state law applicants are required to undergo a criminal background check, fingerprint file, and pay licensing fees before receiving approval from the state to cultivate industrial hemp. Growers must also share all buyers with the state and only use seed provided from the Department of Agriculture.
This page was last updated on Sept. 22, 2020.