2017 Wyoming Statutes
SECTION 35-7-1011 - Control of substances.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-1011 (2017)

35-7-1011. Control of substances.

(a) The commissioner shall administer this act and with the advice of the advisory board established in W.S. 35-7-1005 may add substances to or delete or reschedule all substances enumerated in the schedules in W.S. 35-7-1014, 35-7-1016, 35-7-1018, 35-7-1020 and 35-7-1022 pursuant to the procedures of the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act. In making a determination regarding a substance, the commissioner shall consider the following:

(i) The actual or relative potential for abuse;

(ii) The scientific evidence of its pharmacological effect, if known;

(iii) The state of current scientific knowledge regarding the substance;

(iv) The history and current pattern of abuse;

(v) The scope, duration, and significance of abuse;

(vi) The risk to the public health;

(vii) The potential of the substance to produce psychic or physiological dependence liability;

(viii) Whether the substance is an immediate precursor of a substance already controlled under this article; and

(ix) Its other uses, both medical and commercial.

(b) After considering factors enumerated in subsection (a) of this section, the commissioner shall make findings with respect thereto and issue a rule controlling the substance if he finds the substance has a potential for abuse.

(c) If the commissioner designates a substance as an immediate precursor, substances which are precursors of the controlled precursor shall not be subject to control solely because they are precursors of the controlled precursor.

(d) If any substance is designated, rescheduled, or deleted as a controlled substance under federal law and notice thereof is given to the commissioner, the commissioner shall similarly control the substance under this act after the expiration of thirty (30) days from publication in the Federal Register of a final order designating a substance as a controlled substance, or rescheduling, or deleting a substance unless within that thirty (30) day period, the commissioner objects to inclusion, rescheduling or deletion. In that case the commissioner shall publish the reasons for objection and afford all interested parties an opportunity to be heard. At the conclusion of the hearing, the commissioner shall publish his decision which shall be final unless altered by statute. Upon publication of objection to inclusion, rescheduling or deletion under this act by the commissioner, control under this act is stayed until the commissioner publishes his final decision.

(e) Authority to control under this section does not extend to distilled spirits, wine, malt beverages, or tobacco.

(f) The commissioner shall exclude any nonnarcotic substance from a schedule if such substance may under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. § 301 et seq., and W.S. 33-24-131 of the Wyoming Pharmacy Act, be lawfully sold over the counter without a prescription.

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