- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming lawmakers continue to wrestle with setting criminal penalties for possession of marijuana edibles that are increasingly coming in from Colorado and other states where the drug is legal.

The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee held a daylong hearing in Rock Springs on Wednesday. The panel heard from state prosecutors that although possession of more than 3 ounces of marijuana in plant form is a felony, the law only allows misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana edibles.

The Legislature earlier this year rejected a bill to make possession of more than 3 ounces of marijuana edibles a felony. Opponents say it’s difficult to test edibles to determine the amount of THC, the active component of the drug.

The committee will continue work on legislation to set felony limits for edibles possession.


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