There are currently no laws in regards to allowing marijuana possession
for medical purposes in Wyoming. Though the state of Wyoming has
attempted to make marijuana legal for medical necessities, all those in
possession or who cultivate will be charged according to state
Some states categorize marijuana laws by the number of prior offenses
while others categorize by whether or not an individual is over the age
of eighteen or over the age of fourteen. Wyoming categorizes its
possession laws by the amount an individual possesses upon arrest. An
individual who is under the influence of marijuana or uses marijuana
will be charged with a misdemeanor offense. This misdemeanor offense
can earn up to ninety days of imprisonment and a fine of one hundred
Possessing fewer than three ounces is considered a misdemeanor offense.
This crime can earn a fine of one thousand dollars and up to one year
of incarceration. Possessing more than three ounces is considered a
felony offense. Felony marijuana possession can earn up to ten thousand
dollars in fines and up to five years of imprisonment. Any individual
who possesses any amount of marijuana on or within five hundred feet of
school property will earn an additional fine of five hundred dollars.
This fine will be added on to any misdemeanor or felony marijuana
Marijuana cultivation offenses are not categorized by the amount at
hand. Instead all Wyoming cultivation offenses are grouped into one
category and are treated the same. Cultivating any amount of marijuana
is considered a felony offense. These offenses can earn up to one
thousand dollars in fines and up to six months in jail.
The sale of marijuana is always considered a felony offense in the
state of Wyoming. Sale offenses are broken into distance and age
categories. The sale of any amount of marijuana will earn up to ten
thousand dollars in fines and up to ten years of imprisonment. Selling
any amount to a minor is also a felony offense; however the sale to a
minor who is three years or more younger than the individual selling
marijuana will earn more severe charges.
Minor sale offenses double the average penalty for sale penalties and
can vary based on the amount sold. This crime is normally penalized
with a fine of twenty thousand dollars and up to twenty years in
prison. Selling any amount of marijuana on or within five hundred feet
of school property can earn a mandatory minimum of two years in prison
and a fine of one thousand dollars.
All subsequent offenses of cultivation, sale, or possession offenses
will automatically earn doubled penalties. This means that an
individual can be charged with twenty years of imprisonment rather than
ten years and be fined twenty thousand dollars rather than ten
thousand. Wyoming currently does not have any specific law in regards
to driving under the influence of marijuana. Those who operate motor
vehicles under the influence of marijuana will often, instead, be
charged with possession offenses and driving while intoxicated offenses.