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Marijuana Edibles Bill Dies in Wyoming Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill seeking to clarify Wyoming penalties for possession of marijuana brownies and other foods and beverages containing the drug failed Monday when it missed a legislative action deadline.

The Wyoming Senate last week passed a bill that called for making it a felony to possess more than three ounces of food or drink containing marijuana or THC, its active ingredient. But the House Judiciary Committee last week stripped out the felony language after hearing testimony that it’s difficult to gauge how much THC is present.

Wyoming has seen a spike in possession of marijuana edibles and beverages since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use in 2014. Neighboring Montana allows medical use of marijuana.

State District Judge Steven Sharpe of Cheyenne last year dismissed charges against a man who had 2 pounds of marijuana cookies, candies, bread and chocolate bars. The judge ruled existing state law outlaws possession of marijuana in its plant form. [Read more at The Denver Post]

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