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Wyoming lawmakers turn down CBD decriminalization

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.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports 17 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.

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