Wyoming Marijuana Laws | Penalties & Regulations
Like many states, Wyoming has strict penalties for possessing and distributing marijuana. Wyoming marijuana laws also apply to other forms of marijuana such as hash and concentrate.
Unlike other states, Wyoming does not have an exception for medical marijuana.
Additionally, the state can charge you with DUI for driving while under the influence of marijuana. This charge carries the same penalties as driving while under the influence of alcohol.
If you face a marijuana-related charge in Wyoming, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer today.
There are four types of marijuana possession crimes in Wyoming.
Under the Influence
Being under the influence of marijuana at any time is a misdemeanor in Wyoming. This charge results in a jail sentence of up to six months, a fine up to $750, or both.
Possession of Less Than Three Ounces
Possession of less than three ounces of marijuana is also a misdemeanor. It carries with it a penalty of up to 12 months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both.
Possession of More Than Three Ounces
However, possession of more than three ounces of marijuana is a felony. This charge results in a penalty of up to five years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine, or both.
Possession Within 500 Feet of a School
Additionally, if you possess marijuana within 500 feet of a school, your fine increases by $500. This rule applies to all forms of marijuana possession crimes.
In Wyoming, the sale or distribution of any amount of marijuana is a felony. Selling or distributing marijuana carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years, a fine up to $10,000, or both.
Possession of marijuana paraphernalia is usually a separate charge from possession or distribution. Examples of paraphernalia include:
- Papers, and
- Marijuana residue.
In Wyoming, possession of marijuana paraphernalia carries a penalty of up to six months in jail, up to a $750 fine, or both.
Other Forms of Marijuana
Other common forms of marijuana include concentrate and hash. These forms of marijuana can be mixed into foods and drinks or consumed through a vaporizer or e-cigarette.
In Wyoming, the penalties for possession of marijuana concentrate and hash depend on the amount of marijuana in the food, drink, vaporizer, or e-cigarette.
Possession of .3 grams or less is a misdemeanor that carries a penalty of up to 12 months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both.
Possession of more than .3 grams is a felony with a punishment of up to five years in prison, up to a $10,000 fine, or both.
How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help You?
A criminal defense lawyer can help you understand Wyoming marijuana laws and how they apply to you. Additionally, a lawyer can defend you in court if the state charges you with a marijuana offense.
If you’ve been charged with violating marijuana laws in Wyoming, Jeremy Hugus at Cowboy Country Criminal Defense can fight for your freedom. Jeremy believes in his clients from the start and will keep you informed throughout the entire criminal justice process.
Contact Jeremy today to schedule your consultation.