Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a warning Thursday not to bring Colorado purchased marijuana into the state.

The patrol issued a news release with the words in the email’s subject in all caps: Do not bring your Colorado purchased marijuana into Wyoming.

Wednesday was the first day Colorado allowed the purchase of recreational marijuana.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has no plans to increase its patrols near Colorado, but stressed in the news release that marijuana is illegal to possess and jail time is possible to those caught with it.

“The bottom line, any amount of marijuana in either dried or in plant form in the State of Wyoming is illegal to possess,” the release read.

Wyoming troopers did see a slight increase in misdemeanor violations near the Colorado border when Colorado allowed medical marijuana, according to the news release.
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