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Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Wyoming

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Let’s Talk Delta-8 State Legality: Wyoming

Wyoming is within the upper Midwest where delta-8 THC legality goes back and forth based on which state that you’re in. However, Wyoming is actually even more behind. They have yet to legalize medical marijuana let alone recreational. Inteerestingly, you can carry up to three ounces and it is only a misdemeanor, most likely due to the states in-between states. Hearing this, you’d think that Delta-8 THC would be illegal. The state of Wyoming decided to make a change, rather than averting their eyes to the Delta-8 THC market—they took advantage of the opportunity. Wyoming has revised their state laws to match that of the Federal Farm Bill of 2018.

Delta-8 THC is legal in the State of Wyoming

BILL NO. HB0171. CHAPTER 51 – HEMP PRODUCTION

11‑51‑101. Definitions.

(iii) “Hemp” or “hemp product” means all parts, seeds and varieties of the plant cannabis sativa l., whether growing or not, or a product, derivative, extract, cannabinoid, isomer, acid, salt or salt of isomer made from that plant with a THC concentration of not more than three‑tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis when using post‑decarboxylation or another similarly reliable testing method;

(vii) “THC” means tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, with the scientific name trans‑delta 9‑tetrahydrocannabinol.

35‑7‑1011. Control of substances.

(d) If any substance is designated, rescheduled, or deleted as a controlled substance under federal law the commissioner shall control the substance under this act in the same manner as federal law within thirty (30) days after receiving notice of the change but not later than thirty (30) days after the first publication of the change in the Federal Register. Under this subsection, the commissioner shall control the substance in the same manner as federal law through the promulgation of an emergency rule, followed by promulgation of a permanent rule under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act. If the commissioner objects to the designation, rescheduling or deletion of a substance, the commissioner shall within the same period required to control the substance publish the reasons for objection and afford all interested parties an opportunity to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the commissioner shall publish his decision which shall be final unless altered by statute. Upon publication of an objection to designation, rescheduling or deletion under this act by the commissioner, control under this act is stayed until the commissioner publishes his final decision. Any final decision that ultimately controls the substance under this act in the same manner as federal law shall be finalized through the promulgation of an emergency rule, followed by the promulgation of a permanent rule under the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act.

35‑7‑1063. Exceptions to provisions.

(a) The provisions and penalties of this chapter shall not apply to:

(i) The possession or use of hemp or hemp products for any purpose or application;

(iii) Hemp production, processing or testing in accordance with the provisions of W.S. 11‑51‑101 through 11‑51‑107.

(b) As used in this section “hemp” or “hemp product” means all parts, seeds and varieties of the plant cannabis sativa l. or a product made from that plant with a trans‑delta 9‑tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than three‑tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis.