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Wyoming Laws & Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

Persons under the influence Misdemeanor 6 months $ 750
3 oz or less Misdemeanor 12 months $ 1,000
More than 3 oz Felony 5 years $ 10,000
Within 500 feet of a school is punishable by an additional $500 fine.

Sale or Distribution

Any amount Felony 10 years $ 10,000

Cultivation

Any amount Misdemeanor 6 months $ 1,000

Hash & Concentrates

0.3 g liquid or less Misdemeanor 12 months $ 1,000
More than 0.3 g liquid Felony 5 years $ 10,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia not classified 6 months $ 750

Penalty Details

See:
  • Wyoming Controlled Substances Act, Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1001 through 1057 (2014)

Possession

Any person using or under the influences marijuana is subject to a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 6 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $750, or both.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1039

Possession of three ounces or less is a misdemeanor punishable by no more than 12 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000, or both.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1031 (2014)

Possession of more than 3 ounces is a felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum $10,000 fine, or both.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1031 (2014)

Sale or Distribution

Sale of any amount is a felony punishable by a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000 or both.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1040 (2014)

Cultivation

Cultivating any amount of marijuana is misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum of 6 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1002 (2014)

Hash & Concentrates

Any equipment, device, or material used to make hashish or extracts is considered paraphernalia.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1002(xxvii) (2014)

Possession of 0.3 grams or less of a liquid concentrate, such as hashish oil, is a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of up to 12 months and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.

Possession of more than .3 grams of a liquid concentrate is a felony punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment up to 5 years and/or a fine of no more than $10,000.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1031 (2014)

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia is a crime which is punishable by a maximum of 6 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $750.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1002 (2014)

Miscellaneous

A third or subsequent offense for possession of more than 3 ounces is punishable by a maximum of 5 years imprisonment, a maximum fine of $5,000, or both.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1031 (2014)

Anyone adult who distributes marijuana to someone under the age of 18 who is more than 3 years his junior is subject to felony charge, with a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine. A conviction within 500 feet from a school is subject to an additional $500 fine.

  • Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 35-7-1036(a) (2014)
Conditional Release

The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually, conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's criminal record does not reflect the charge.