UPDATE: This bill has been defeated and a new bill has been introduced that is much narrower in scope.
Wyoming State Rep. Mark Baker has introduced HB 157 to decriminalize the possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana.
Baker’s bill is more robust than previous year’s legislation and marks a shift in attitude among state lawmakers.
More than 70% of Wyoming residents support decriminalization. Currently under state law, first-time marijuana possession offenses are classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Wyoming should change its archaic laws and join the majority of the country in decriminalizing marijuana possession.
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