Wyoming

Wed
23
Jun

Surprising Cities Where People Are Googling Cannabis Queries

The top five cities that are Google searching terms like “state cannabis legalization” are all places where cannabis is completely illegal.

Wed
09
Jun

Who Will Be Last? Wyoming, Idaho. Kansas, South Carolina only States Where Marijuana Is Fully Criminalized

With the country seeing a variety of marijuana reform measures advance in spring 2021, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas and South Carolina are now the only states in the country where marijuana is fully criminalized.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a limited medical marijuana bill into law in May, according to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey also signed legislation in May that will legalize medical marijuana in the state. Further reform has also been advancing in states which have already legalized or decriminalized marijuana, such as Nevada, Louisiana and Conneticut.

Mon
22
Mar

Hemp enters its second season in Wyoming

Wyoming will be entering its second season in which the state is issuing licenses to hemp producers and processors. 

The crop is still highly regulated and remains in a niche market. That means there aren’t a lot of farmers trying it, and those that are endure a lot of trial and error. 

Mother’s Hemp Farms owner Dave Tenhulzen said he planted 144 acres of hemp at two sites last year: one near Deaver and another just outside of Powell. The approximately 30 acres that were harvested near Powell produced about 90 tons of raw hemp.

Fri
19
Mar

Wyoming medical marijuana bill advances out of committee

Asecond Wyoming bill related to marijuana advanced out of the House Judiciary on Thursday after a 6-3 vote.

Public comment for House Bill 82, which would authorize funding for a report on medical marijuana, was given at the same time as that for House Bill 209, a full legalization effort, on March 12.

Tue
16
Mar

Wyoming: Marijuana regulation bill heads to House floor

Members of the House Judiciary Committee want the entire Wyoming House to debate a bill that would legalize marijuana for adult personal use and establish a regulated retail market, voting 6-3 Friday to send the measure to the floor.

The committee advanced House Bill 209 – Regulation of marijuana after about four hours of testimony from a spectrum of witnesses ranging from the state’s leading libertarian to the former governor of Rhode Island. Depending on the speaker, marijuana is either an addictive substance packaged for and marketed to children whose brains it re-wires, or an adult product less harmful than a beer consumed in leisure times to relax.

Mon
08
Mar

Bill proposes regulation of marijuana in Wyoming, $30.7 million per year to school fund

Teton County Representative Mike Yin along with 13 other Wyoming lawmakers are sponsoring a bill outlining the regulation of marijuana in the state of Wyoming. The bill number, HB0209 was assigned yesterday, March 2.

The bill will allow for the sale, purchase, possession, and cultivation of marijuana, regulated by the state of Wyoming. If the bill passes, a person in Wyoming over the age of 21 may possess up to three ounces of retail marijuana, 16 ounces of solid marijuana retail product, 72 ounces of retail liquid product, and 30 grams of retail marijuana concentrate.

Thu
04
Mar

Wyoming Introduces Legislation to Regulate Cannabis

glass jar with cannabis buds inside

Wyoming just introduced legislation that could bring a legal cannabis industry to the predominantly conservative state. 

Fri
08
Jan

Wyoming Looks At Examples of Legal Cannabis In Neighboring States

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Wyoming is now one of the last holdout states that hasn’t accepted legal cannabis, surrounded on all sides by legal states. It’s not clear exactly when they will join their neighbors, but they are already looking around to their legal counterparts for information on legalization. 

Mon
23
Nov

Wyoming holding out as other states legalize marijuana

Marijuana plant

 

In the eight years since Colorado legalized marijuana, it's been an open question whether Wyoming would someday follow the lead of its southerly neighbor.

So far, that hasn't happened.

Lawmakers did legalize hemp and CBD products in 2019. Both lack marijuana's psychoactive properties, but remain taboo among some state lawmakers. And Wyoming's criminal penalties for marijuana possession remain among the nation's harshest.

Fri
13
Nov

State lawmakers consider tightening restrictions on hemp products

A panel of state lawmakers is considering a bill that could significantly restrict the use and sale of certain products derived from hemp — including making it illegal to smoke the substance.

Wyoming law currently says that, as long as certain licensing requirements are followed in the growing and processing of the crop, “the possession, purchase, sale, transportation and use of hemp and hemp products by any person is allowable without restriction.”

As Powell Police Chief Roy Eckerdt sees it, that means hemp “can be used by anybody in any way.”

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