Wyoming

Marijuana Considerations: Wyoming

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Employer Concerns – Significant to Review

  • It is against Wyoming law to possess or use marijuana medicinally or recreationally.
  • Under Wyoming’s HB 171 (2019), hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC by weight are legal to use and possess.
  • Wyoming has a voluntary drug testing law which provides a workers’ compensation premium discount for employers who choose to participate.   There are specific requirements for this opportunity, including drug testing for marijuana, giving 60 days’ notice before testing commences, training and education, random testing, and more.

Testing

Hiring/Termination

Discipline

Use/Possession

  • Under Wyoming’s HB 171 (2019), hemp-derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC by weight are legal to use and possess.
  • Qualifying CBD can be purchased online and mailed to the individual.

Other Impacting Laws

(e.g., drug testing, workers’ compensation, unemployment)
  • A person is guilty of driving under the influence if it renders them incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.
  • Wyoming has a voluntary drug testing law which provides a workers’ compensation premium discount for employers who choose to participate.
  • Wyoming defines that an injury caused by the fact that the employee is intoxicated or under the influence of a controlled substance is not compensable.

Sources

(e.g., Bill Number, Authority)
  • Wyoming Code Ann. 27-14-201 – Drug testing related
  • Rules Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division Ch. 1, 2, & 10 – Drug testing related
  • Wyoming Code Ann. 27-3-311 – Unemployment related
  • Wyoming Code Ann. 27-14-102 – Workers’ compensation related
Disclaimer

This resource is designed to provide accurate information regarding the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that those involved in the resource are not engaged in rendering legal counsel. If legal advice is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Caution

Where there are quotation marks, the language is directly from published law. This information is only a summary of some issues and it will benefit the reader to review the information in context (go to the law) and in relation to other laws (e.g. workers compensation, unemployment law).