Wyoming considers setting felony threshold for pot edibles at one pound


CODY, Wyo. — A state legislative committee plans on sponsoring a bill that would make the possession of 1 pound or more of marijuana edibles a felony.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the Joint Judiciary Committee decided to sponsor a bill Wednesday for the 2016 session that would criminalize the marijuana-infused products.

Legislators had debated whether to separate the amount of the psychoactive ingredient THC inside an edible, because the testing of THC content in edibles is still being developed in the U.S. But the bill under consideration criminalizes THC and the edibles’ other ingredients.


Qualifying Conditions For Cannabis By State


Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Seizures

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Alaska’s application for medical marijuana registry



Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:


Coloroado marijuana church opens cannabis museum near Wyoming border

WYOMING-COLORADO BORDER – The Rev. Brandon Baker held in his hands two cannabis plants, one industrial hemp and the other marijuana.

They looked similar to the untrained eye, but Baker said the easiest way to spot the difference are the sparkly crystals in the marijuana plant. Industrial hemp doesn’t have them.

Most of the tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, is in the crystals, he said.


Wyoming: Medical Group Against Medical Marijuana Proposal

Wyoming- The Wyoming Medical Society has come out against a possible ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

The organization counts more than 700 physicians and physician assistants across the state as its members.

In a recently published position paper, it cites concerns that legalizing medical marijuana at the state level would subvert the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's drug approval process.

Medical Society spokesman Tom Lacock says that the group consulted with many Wyoming medical professionals and the Colorado Medical Society in deciding to oppose the proposal.


Wyoming Medical Society announces opposition to medical marijuana effort

CHEYENNE (WTE) - The Wyoming Medical Society has come out against a proposed ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming.

The statewide group, which counts more than 700 physicians and physician assistants as members, announced its opposition in a position paper posted to its website.

The statements says the group "opposes medical marijuana outside of the regulatory process of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration."

A spokesman with the group said its members consulted with several Wyoming medical professionals and the Colorado Medical Society.

The group's opposition comes as Wyoming voters could be asked to decide whether to legalize medical marijuana as early as November of next year.


Wyoming begins study on impact of potential marijuana legalization

CHEYENNE (WTE) - The Governor's Marijuana Impact Council met for the first time Wednesday.

The group, appointed by Gov. Matt Mead, said they want "valid and scientifically reliable data" on the pros and cons of potentially legalizing marijuana in Wyoming.

The group was created to study the health, economic and social impacts of potentially legalizing the drug in the state.

The group is also charged with determining how Wyoming has been affected by Colorado's decision to allow recreational sales at the start of 2014.

Their work comes as a signature-collecting effort is about to get underway to ask Wyoming voters in 2016 if medical marijuana should be legalized.


Wyoming: Few expected to apply for hemp registration

SHERIDAN — As Sheridan and Wyoming residents have the opportunity to apply for hemp extract registration cards, questions over similarities between hemp and marijuana arise. Cards will provide qualifying individuals with intractable epilepsy to treat their symptoms with hemp.

Coming from Cannabis Sativa — a plant typically used for industrial purposes — it carries only trace amount of Tetrahydro-cannabinol, the principal psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Products being made from hemp must contain less than 0.3 percent THC in order to be legally sold in Wyoming.

Hemp products — such as ropes and fabrics — are manufactured from the male plant while medical and recreational uses of marijuana come from the female plant.


Gov. Matt Mead creates panel to assess marijuana in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is creating a council to gauge the effects of marijuana usage in the state ahead of a legalization initiative that could go before voters next year.

Mead announced Tuesday he's putting together a marijuana impact assessment council. He wants it to report to the public on effects of marijuana before the Legislature convenes early next year.

Activists this spring filed initial paperwork to start a petition process in Wyoming that could put a medical marijuana legalization measure before voters in the 2016 general election.


Wyoming supporters behind proposed marijuana initiative eye 2016

CASPER, Wyo. — After more than a year of writing and rewriting, organizers behind a medical marijuana ballot measure believe they’re close to finalizing the proposal.

The initative needs only a few minor changes before the Wyoming Secretary of State staff gives it preliminary approval, said Chris Christian, of the Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Approval would allow supporters across across the state to begin gathering more than 25,000 signatures required before Feb. 8, the deadline for it to appear on the November 2016 ballot.

The Wyoming Secretary of State’s staff could not say whether NORML will obtain the preliminary approval, since it has yet to review the latest version.


Wyoming police officials divided on effects of Colorado's marijuana legalization

Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell knows people in his community buy marijuana from Colorado.

“When we ask where it came from, without exception, it’s Colorado,” Lowell said. “I assume they’re going across the border, purchasing and coming back.”

But those purchases in Colorado, where marijuana was legalized last year, haven’t translated into an increase in prosecutions for possessing the drug. In fact, marijuana charges in Sweetwater County dropped 18 percent from 2013 to 2014.

Overall, the county has maintained an average of 36 marijuana charges each year for the past three years.

“The change in drug arrests has been nonexistent,” Lowell said.


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