Wyoming lawmakers advance marijuana bills

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Wheatland, Wyo. - Wyoming could see more felony marijuana prosecutions.

The Legislature's Joint Judiciary Committee has chosen to advance two bills that would add marijuana laced foods and drinks to the criminal code. This comes, after a meeting in Wheatland this week.

Lawmakers say the move would close current loopholes in Wyoming's marijuana laws.

Right now, Wyoming law only targets marijuana in its tradition plant form. However, problems arise in the prosecution phase, if the drug is mixed in with food or liquid.

The bills are called “possession of marijuana products” and “possession of non-plant form marijuana.” If the amendments go forward into 2018’s state legislature and become law, being caught with marijuana candy or pot-laced drinks could land you in jail.