CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) â€” Wyoming lawmakers have turned down a bill that would have allowed possession of hemp extract for medical purposes.
The Wyoming House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday not to advance a bill to decriminalize cannabidiol, or CBD.
Seventeen states have legalized products containing CBD compounds. Such products are advertised to treat a range of conditions, from muscle pain to seizures.
CBD is a non-psychoactive component of marijuana. 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.