Wyoming Draft Bill Seeks to Outlaw Hemp-Derived THC Products

September 20, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

A draft bill in Wyoming aims to ban hemp-derived THC products and any other hemp products meant for human consumption, Cowboy State Daily reports. Under the proposal, “hemp with any detectable amount of natural or synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as any production of hemp for human consumption,” would be banned in the state.  

Justin Loeffler, CEO and founder of the Wyoming Hemp Co., told Cowboy State Daily that while he understands why lawmakers are concerned about the products, he said the measure is aimed at trace amounts of THC, which make the products unusable as smokable products to get high.  

State Sen. Bill Landen (R) told Cowboy State Daily that the measure is the result of concerns over minors using delta-8 products. Last year, six high school students had to go to the emergency room after ingesting delta-8 THC products. 

Earlier this year, a measure proposed in the state House sought to limit sales of the products to individuals 21-and-older; however, the bill died in committee.    

The draft bill is only meant to begin a policy discussion on the issues in the state surrounding hemp-derived THC products, it is possible it never gets passed the discussion phase.   (Full Story)

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