Committee advances measure that would allow personal use and license growers and retail shops. A spectrum of luminaries, users and critics bombarded lawmakers with comments for and against.
Measure would generate an estimated $47 million a year in taxes, but there are other reasons to support the sweeping reform, supporters say.
Agents in November raided the farm of two farmers who helped push statute legalizing hemp production in Wyoming, court filings in the impending case show.
Medical marijuana isn't even on the table for lawmakers considering new pot laws, because there's no consensus on edible marijuana penalties.
As the rest of the country lightens up on marijuana, the Cowboy State sticks to its conservative guns.