2018 Wyoming Statutes
ARTICLE 21 - Industrial Hemp
SECTION 35-7-2106 - Enforcement; compliance; penalties.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-7-2106 (2018)

35-7-2106. Enforcement; compliance; penalties.

(a) The department shall perform sampling and examination of industrial hemp or hemp seeds grown under this article for the purpose of determining whether a license holder is complying with the requirements of this article. Notwithstanding W.S. 40-27-101 and 6-3-414, the department is authorized, upon presentation of proper identification, to enter any license holder's property, during reasonable times, to have access to an industrial hemp crop or hemp seeds at any stage, for sampling, resource data collection, examination and supervision. The department may communicate with law enforcement regarding facts and circumstances involving the department's sampling, examination and supervision, which law enforcement may use in obtaining a search warrant.

(b) If the department is denied access to any land where access is sought for purposes set forth in this article, the department may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant authorizing access to the lands for the stated purposes.

(c) Any person who violates any provisions of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant to this article is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00) for each violation for each day during which the violation continues.

(d) Any person who intentionally violates any provision of this article or any regulation promulgated pursuant to this article is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(e) No person shall be entitled to the recovery of damages from administrative action taken pursuant to this article if a court of competent jurisdiction finds that there was probable cause for the action.

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