In July 2018, Wyoming state and local law enforcement began informing Jackson grocers they must remove all CBD products from their shelves. They did not arrest anyone. However, a woman driving through Jackson was arrested for an unrelated driving issue, and a felony charge was added for possession of a CBD product. The prosecutor later dropped the charges against the woman, but warned he may prosecute these cases in the future. Such actions chill commerce and prevent Wyoming citizens from benefiting from popular health and wellness products enjoyed by citizens in many other states.
Fortunately, the Wyoming Legislature is considering an important bill to fix this problem! HB 171 protects possession and use of hemp-derived CBD products. The Wyoming House passed the bill unanimously. Now it’s up to the Wyoming Senate.
If you are a resident or business owner in Wyoming, please use our State Action Center to send an email to your state legislators to support HB171 to permit the retail sale of hemp-derived CBD.
Our portal makes it super easy — once you input your zip code, the appropriate email or state petition will populate — with your legislators already identified and an editable message prepared. With a simple click of the button, they will hear your voice loud and clear.
Even if you do not hail from the Equality State yourself, please share this petition with your friends, colleagues, customers and social media contacts in Wyoming – help us build our Hemp Supporter armies to assist us in these battles which have a national impact.