Despite the passage of a Federal Farm Bill which supposedly legalizes the industrial hemp industry in all fifty states, Wyoming remains one of the few states in the U.S. which are staunchly opposed to the legalization efforts being taken by many jurisdictions. The state only offers one law regarding CBD on the books, which allows patients with specific incurable epilepsy conditions to access low-THC “hemp extracts.” Aside from this specific case, the substance remains illegal in the state of Wyoming.
Additionally, a clarification to existing law in 2018 outlined that it was legal for citizens in Wyoming to purchase and possess CBD and hemp-derived products—so long as these products have no THC content.
Wyoming CBD Laws
The only law in the Wyoming books regarding any kind of CBD or hemp derivative was signed in 2015. It allows patients with authorization from a neurologist to access hemp extracts of less than 0.3% THC content. Neurologists are only permitted to allow their patients to purchase these legal hemp extracts if the patients have been diagnosed with an epilepsy which “does not respond to other treatment options.” In these cases, patients are allowed to access the CBD they need.
After a series of questions from entities all over the state, Wyoming clarified that CBD without THC content could be sold all over the state—even for constituents without the medical cards required for higher-THC CBD purchases. As a result, citizens in Wyoming can purchase non-THC CBD all over the state from vape and smoke shops, stores, and even some gas stations.
Where to Find Wyoming CBD
Before purchasing CBD with a THC content, interested constituents must first get a “CBD card” from their neurologist. Qualifying conditions only include those which are classified as intractable (untreatable) epilepsy. Unfortunately, medical CBD cardholders are not allowed to buy their CBD in the state, and so those who are given access to THC-containing CBD must seek the treatment outside of the state.
This can create an unfortunate legal grey area for sufferers, as well. Transporting marijuana of any kind over state lines can often be a federal crime in the United States, even if it is legal in the state of Wyoming for the transporter to possess the substance in question.