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Wyoming Laws and Programs

  • By: Ronna J. Dillinger & Jennifer M. Cameron
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Wyoming, like numerous states, constantly struggles with illicit substance use and attempts to stem use through various laws and public policies. Specific laws on illicit substances can be found under § 35-7-1001 et seq. and sentences differ depending on amount of substance, type of substance, and/or whether it includes simple possession or possession with the intent to deliver or manufacture. Wyoming law also regulates the prescription of narcotics through pharmacies and, at the time of this writing, does not consider the use of medical marijuana to be legitimate.

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Penalties regarding possession to deliver or manufacture or intent to deliver or manufacture include the following: methamphetamine or a narcotic in Schedule I or II can result in incarceration not to exceed 20 years and a fine not ...

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