Medical Marijuana in Wyoming
The State of Wyoming is one of the last remaining states in the United States to not only criminalize use of marijuana, but also have no laws granting access to patients who are in need of medical marijuana. According to a 2018 ACLU report, Wyoming has one of the greatest racial disparities in marijuana possession arrests as African American residents are 5.2 times more likely to be arrested than the white population.
During the 2021 legislative session, committees passed HB 209, which would have legalized, taxed, and regulated cannabis for adults. However, the full House chamber did not take up the bill before its deadline. In 2022, lawmakers have introduced two proposals to not only decriminalize adult possession of marijuana, but also establish a medical cannabis program for patients suffering serious conditions in the state – HB 106 and HB 143, respectively.
Unfortunately, no cannabis reform bills were introduced in the 2023 legislative session that would legalize and regulate a medical marijuana program within the “Cowboy State.” With 54% of Wyoming residents reporting their support for legalizing and regulating cannabis for adults, local advocates are renewing efforts to get cannabis policy reform on the 2024 ballot through acquiring the requisite signatures needed to qualify.
Upcoming Medical Marijuana Business License
In the near future, there will be an open application process for Medical Marijuana Business Licenses in Wyoming. Now is the time to get started with your comprehensive and strategic business plan. Contact one of our consultants today!
Last Updated: July 18th, 2023