Wyoming

WyomingDo you live in Wyoming? If so, you should learn your state’s marijuana laws.  By researching local paraphernalia laws, you can better protect yourself from harsh penalties and fines.

Here is a copy of Wyoming’s Public Helath & Safety ode 35-7-1056.  For additional information, look up 35-7-1057 as well.

 

Wyoming prohibits cannabis for any purpose, including both medical and recreational uses. Possession, use, sale, distribution, and cultivation of marijuana are all crimes, as is possession of concentrates and paraphernalia. Penalties are relatively harsh.

Possession

Marijuana possession is illegal under any circumstances, and the drug has not been decriminalized. Possession of 3 ounces or less is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and $1,000 in fines. Possessing more than 3 ounces is a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and $10,000 in fines.

Wyoming is one of only a handful of states that punish the actual use of marijuana. Being under the influence is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum of six months in jail and $750 in fines. Any possession crime committed within 500 feet of a school carries an additional $500 fine.

Sale, Distribution, or Cultivation

It is likewise illegal to sell or distribute cannabis. Any amount is treated as a felony and is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. Cultivation of any amount is a misdemeanor with a top punishment of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. Double penalties apply to subsequent offenses, sale to a minor, and offenses committed within a drug-free zone.

Hash and Concentrates

Wyoming law treats hashish and other marijuana concentrates differently than regular bud. It is a misdemeanor to possess 0.3 grams of concentrate or less, and the maximum is one year in jail and $1,000. Possessing more than 0.3 grams is a felony and carries a top sentence of five years in prison and $10,000.

Paraphernalia

Cannabis paraphernalia is banned under Wyoming law unless marketed, sold, and used exclusively for legal purposes, such as tobacco smoking. Possession of drug paraphernalia is an unclassified offense but is treated the same as a misdemeanor, with a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a fine of up to $750.

Wyoming Marijuana Laws
Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Being under the influence misdemeanor 90 days $100
Less than 3 oz misdemeanor 1 year $1,000
More than 3 oz felony 5 years $10,000
Within 500 feet of a school is punishable by an additional $500 fine.
Sale or Distribution
Any amount felony 10 years $10,000
Cultivation
Any amount misdemeanor 6 mos $1,000
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of less than .3 g liquid misdemeanor 1 year $1,000
Possession of more than .3 g liquid felony 5 years $10,000
Possession of less than 3 g crystalline misdemeanor 1 year $1,000
Possession of more than 3 g crystalline felony 5 years $10,000
Manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent felony 10 years $10,000
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia not classified 6 mos $750
Miscellaneous
Convicted persons who are under 19 years shall have their driver's license suspended for 90 days - 1 year.