Wyoming Lawmakers Deny Decriminalization of CBD

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Wyoming lawmakers have turned down a bill that would have allowed possession of hemp extract for medical purposes, according to a release from the Associated Press.

The Wyoming House Judiciary Committee voted on January 15 not to advance a bill to decriminalize cannabidiol, or CBD. CBD is a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. The Casper Star-Tribune reported that 17 states have legalized products containing CBD compounds, which are advertised to treat a range of conditions, from muscle pain to seizures. Proponents testified that using CBD obtained in other states has helped them.

Committee members voted 4-4 against the bill amid concern the U.S. government continues to classify marijuana as a top-tier controlled substance. A similar bill failed in the Legislature last year.


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