Law enforcement lobbyists convince House committee to kill CBD bill

CBD oil is essentially harmless. But fear-mongering law enforcement officials convinced legislators that "harmless" is still too dangerous for Wyoming adults.

The Wyoming Legislature’s Judiciary Committee has a great idea: Stop sending so many people (back) to prison

New proposals would reform parole sentencing and increase substance abuse treatment in Wyoming.

Why won’t Wyoming reform its cannabis laws? Ask a cop lobbyist.

Powerful police lobbyists have convinced the Wyoming State Legislature to ignore citizens' wishes and refuse to reform the state's draconian marijuana laws. Now, they've taken their crusade public.

Session recap: Another year, another effort to criminalize edible marijuana fails. Is the Legislature getting ready to turn a corner on cannabis?

In killing yet another proposal to criminalize edible cannabis, a House committee doubled down on its position that Wyoming needs marijuana reform

Session recap: Criminal justice reform makes progress

After years of failed measures to decrease Wyoming's prison population and otherwise improve the system, 2018 saw several positive bills pass.

Senate works to nab pot brownie dealers before they strike again

The Senate is diligently working to confront a dangerous threat to Wyoming.

Two criminal justice reform bills sail through the House, as they have in years past. Will they die in the Senate, as they have in years past?

A pair of positive, commonsense criminal justice reform proposals passed House Judiciary Committee this week. But "tough on crime" lawmakers are lurking in the senate, ready to kill any bill that doesn't keep our prisons overflowing with inmates.

The Cuts So Far (Part 5): Corrections – The high cost of quitting prison drug rehab ‘cold turkey’

Wyoming legislators cut the state's prison-based substance abuse programs to save money. But more and more addicts are landing back in prison, continuing the cycle of incarceration and costing the state double what it "saved."

Just what Wyoming needs: More laws to imprison people for marijuana

Dec. 5, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Late last month the state Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee voted to sponsor two new bills that would make …

Proposals to make strangling your wife a “violent” felony test whether anyone in Wyoming (besides the ACLU) is really serious about criminal justice reform

Nov. 30, 2017 By Better Wyoming staff Strangling your wife is not considered a “violent” crime in Wyoming. Wyoming’s laws protecting women from domestic violence …