Breaking: Legislative Panel Suggests Felony Penalties for Edibles
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A legislative panel has suggested specific graduated penalties for possession of marijuana edibles that are increasingly coming in from other states where the drug is legal.
A subcommittee of the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee voted Tuesday to recommend drafting a measure that would make the first conviction a low misdemeanor that would carry a penalty of up to a $200 fine and 20 days in jail. The second conviction would carry a fine of up to $750 and six months.
A third conviction would be a felony, which would be punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and a year in jail.
Current state law only provides misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana edibles.
The proposed draft bill will be considered by the full interim committee next month.
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