Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Introduced in Wyoming

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Cannabis Decriminalization Measure Introduced in Wyoming

A legislative proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession has been filed in Wyoming. Under House Bill 49, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will no longer be a criminal offense.plant

Under current Wyoming law, the possession of even a minuscule amount of cannabis can result in up to a year in prison. Under House Bill 49, the penalty for possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis will be a $50 ticket, and for possession of half an ounce to an ounce, it will be an $100 ticket.

Earlier this month an initiative to legalize cannabis was introduced in Wyoming; under this proposal – which proponents hope to put to a vote in 2016 – the possession of up to 3 ounces of cannabis will be legal, as will state-licensed retail outlets. Those who qualify as medical cannabis patients would be authorized to possess 12 ounces, and cultivate up to 12 plants.

If House Bill 49 is approved into law, it will take effect on July 1st.

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1 Comment

  • Dale DuBois
    February 13, 2014

    Do away with all cannabis laws and the price of cannabis will drop to the same price of baled hay. The cannabis
    laws as of now are making money for the lawyers and the police by taking your property. Cannabis could be made
    a crop for the farmers but not for smoking but for the products made from cannabis. The only thing cannabis laws does now is to let police departments hire more help that someone has pay. Our police needs to do other things than checking people out for smoking cannabis. Some say smoking cannabis leads to harder drugs like in this day and age it would be meth. Our Government needs to come down hard on the makers of meth and since meth does destroys people the makers of meth should be gave the death sentence when caught. However our Government is not known for doing what it’s right to do, so change will come slowly.

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