In 2015, Wyoming enacted HB 32, which created a legal right for patients with intractable epilepsy to obtain registry ID cards and possess and use low-THC extracts. The law does not allow for the in-state production or dispensing of medical cannabis. The Wyoming Department of Health currently issues patient ID cards to those who qualify.
Wyoming does allow patients to obtain certain low-THC products from other jurisdictions but does not have any method for production or distribution within the state. Wyoming also places arbitrary caps on levels of THC and fails to protect patients from civil discrimination including housing, employment, organ transplants, and parental rights. The state should also expand the number of eligible conditions and include product safety regulations.
In 2019, Wyoming lawmakers approved HB 171 This legislation follows congressional approval of the 2018 Farm Bill, which authorized a national hemp production program to replace the previously existing national pilot program.