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Wyoming Laws & Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  

Possession

Being under the influence misdemeanor 90 days $ 100
Less than 3 oz misdemeanor 1 year $ 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 mos $ 1,000

Hash & Concentrates

Possession of less than .3 g liquid misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Possession of more than .3 g liquid felony 5 years $ 10,000
Possession of less than 3 g crystalline misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Possession of more than 3 g crystalline felony 5 years $ 10,000
Manufacture, deliver, or possession with intent felony 10 years $ 10,000

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia not classified 6 mos $ 750

Miscellaneous

Convicted persons who are under 19 years shall have their driver's license suspended for 90 days - 1 year.

Penalty Details

See:

  • Wyoming Controlled Substances Act, Sections 35-7-1001 through 1057

Possession

Being under the influence of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of 90 days imprisonment and a maximum fine of $100.

Possession of three ounces or less is a misdemeanor that is punishable by a maximum of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1000.

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

Possession within 500 feet of a school is punishable by an additional $500 fine.

First time offenders may be granted conditional release and probation.

See:

  • 35-7-1031 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

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.

See:

  • 35-7-1031 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Cultivation

Cultivation of any amount is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum of 6 months imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1000.

See:

  • 35-7-1002 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Hash & Concentrates

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

See:

  • §35-7-1002(xxvii) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Possession of less than .3 grams of a liquid concentrate, such as hashish oil, is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 1 year and/or a fine no greater than $1,000. Possession of more than .3 grams of a liquid concentrate is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 5 years and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.

See:

  • §35-7-1031(c)(i)(B) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act
  • §35-7-1031(c)(iii) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Possession of less than 3 grams of a crystalline concentrate, such as hashish or wax, is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 1 year and/or a fine no greater than $1,000. Possession of more than 3 grams of a crystalline concentrate is a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 5 years and/or a fine of not more than $10,000.
See:

  • §35-7-1031(c)(i)(C) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act
  • §35-7-1031(c)(iii) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

It is illegal to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver, hashish or concentrates. It is considered a felony punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 10 years and/or a fine not more than $10,000.

See:

  • §35-7-1031(a)(ii) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

It is illegal for anyone over the age of 18 to distribute hashish or concentrates to someone under the age of 18 and they are more than 3 years apart in age. It is considered a felony and is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 20 years and/or a fine no greater than $10,000.

See:

  • §35-7-1036(a) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Paraphernalia

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

See:

  • 35-7-1002 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Miscellaneous

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

See:

  • 35-7-1031 of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act

Upon receiving a record of the conviction of a driver who is under nineteen (19) years of age for violating any law regarding the possession, delivery, manufacture or use of a controlled substance or alcohol, the division shall suspend the license or nonresident operating privilege for Ninety (90) days for the first conviction; six (6) months, if the person has been previously convicted within the preceding twelve (12) months for violating any law regarding the possession, delivery, manufacture or use of a controlled substance or alcohol. Discretionary suspension of a restricted license may be imposed for up to one year for a conviction.

See:

  • 31-7-128(F) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act
  • 31-7-129(b) of the Wyoming Controlled Substances Act
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.






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