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Weed laws in neighboring states may affect Wyoming

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Weed laws in neighboring states may affect Wyoming

With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana and both medical and recreational in South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming has become surrounded by weed-friendly states.

That stands in contrast to the Cowboy State itself, which is now almost an island in the region that allows neither recreational nor medicinal marijuana. And with Interstate 90 a major west-east highway through Gillette and Highway 59/I-25 a near straight-shot from pot-legal Colorado, Gillette is an axis of travel between them.

Marijuana in Wyoming

Campbell County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Mary Padova sorts through an area of evidence storage pertaining to drugs Friday afternoon. With more neighboring states legalizing recreational marijuana, law enforcement is taking a wait-and-see approach on how it could affect the local drug scene.

Marijuana in Wyoming

Marijuana paraphernalia and containers of pot that came from a dispensary are in evidence bags at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office.

Marijuana in Wyoming

Campbell County Sheriff's Office investigator Mary Padova sorts through an area of the evidence storage pertaining to drugs Friday afternoon.

Marijuana in Wyoming

A container of marijuana that was sold by a dispensary sits in an evidence bag at the Campbell County Sheriff's Office evidence storage facility Friday.

Marijuana in Wyoming

A pipe used to smoke marijuana sits in an evidence bag at the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office evidence facility.

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Ka12

It will only be a matter of time now before Wyoming wakes up to the reality that legalizing marijuana would be good for the state. A new tax base? Savings if the state stops criminalizing, arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating people for using something no more dangerous than alcohol? Come on Wyoming get on board!

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