CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A bill seeking to clarify Wyoming penalties for possession of marijuana brownies and other foods and beverages containing the drug failed Monday when House leaders said they wouldn’t hear it before 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 a House committee last week stripped out the felony language after hearing testimony that it’s difficult to gauge how much THC is present.
A district judge in 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.