WYOMING MARIJUANA INFORMATION
Efforts in the State of Wyoming to legalize recreational marijuana and medical marijuana (with a doctor’s approval) were stymied when the Wyoming Marijuana Legalization Initiative failed to make it to this fall’s 2016 ballot. The measure would have expanded what is currently seen as a very limited and restrictive allowance for persons with intractable epilepsy or seizure disorders. Currently the law, effective since July 2015, only allows registered individuals diagnosed with intractable epilepsy or seizure disorders to possess and use hemp extracts or marijuana extracts with less than 0.3% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight. This extract-only provision is deemed too restrictive to even consider Wyoming as a medical marijuana state for now. The law as it currently stands prohibits patients from growing their own marijuana or producing hemp oil for their personal use. Nor does the law currently allow a way for patients to procure hemp extracts.
Wyoming Marijuana FAQs
How much will it cost?
No one wants to have to participate in the illegal market. Get involved by urging your legislators to support the legalization of medical marijuana.
Can I get my Medical Card if I am not Wyoming resident?
No, legalized medical marijuana programs are essentially non-existent in the state of Wyoming, except for a restrictive CBD extract-only medical marijuana provision for registered individuals with professionally diagnosed intractable epilepsy or seizure disorders.
Registration cards are required in order to participate in this program. A signed statement by a neurologist verifying that the patient has intractable epilepsy or seizure disorder must be submitted to the Wyoming Department of Health. All patients who are registered must also be residents of the State of Wyoming.
Where can I apply for it?
To apply for the limited CBD extract-only use for persons with intractable epilepsy, have your neurologist submit a signed statement verifying your condition to the Wyoming Department of Health or contact Wyoming’s Tabacco Prevention and Control Program, 1-866-571-0944 (toll free) or (307)777-7656.
What do you need to purchase cannabis for intractable epilepsy?
All purchasers must be residents of the State of Wyoming, and have submitted to the Wyoming State Health Department a letter from their neurologist. Additional application instructions can be found at the Wyoming Department of Health site.
What types of marijuana can I purchase to control my intractable epilepsy?
The law specifically allows only low-THC marijuana extracts from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC and at least 5% CBD by weight to be used to manage intractable epilepsy. Unfortunately, because no shops are allowed to sell either medical or recreational marijuana in Wyoming at this time, the law has only authorized the Wyoming Department of Health and research institutions to grow industrial hemp, which is the hemp used to produce the extracts. Contact the Department of Health for more information.
How much Marijuana can I have?
Both medical and recreational marijuana use continues to be illegal at this time in the State of Wyoming, with the exception of registered individuals diagnosed with intractable epilepsy or seizure disorders.
Can patients take purchases home if they live in another state or country?
No. Carrying marijuana across state lines violates federal law.
If marijuana is legalized can I still get in trouble?
Yes. You can always get in trouble at the federal level until marijuana is rescheduled.
How can I work for change?
Get involved by contacting your local state lawmakers and voice your opinion about the legalization of marijuana in your state. For the latest updates on where your state stands on the issue of marijuana legalization, check out the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Please respect the current state of Marijuana law in your area.
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