Cowboy State Daily
A draft bill aimed at addressing concerns over the use of delta-8 cannabis products would end up plowing under the entire Wyoming hemp industry.
In its current form, the bill would ban “hemp with any detectable amount of natural or synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as any production of hemp for human consumption.”
Delta-9 THC is the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Because legal hemp in Wyoming has as much as 0.3% THC, the proposal has Wyoming’s hemp industry concerned.
When people began learning about the draft bill, “my phone was blowing up,” Justin Loeffler, CEO and founder of the Wyoming Hemp Co., told Cowboy State Daily.
The draft bill will be considered in the Joint Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Sen. Bill Landen, R-Casper, told Cowboy State Daily that the bill was a result of concerns over minors using delta-8 products.
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