CBD Oils Are Legal – If They Don’t Contain TCH
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 25, 2018
State laws regarding various controlled substances are sometimes puzzling, especially when it comes to cannabis.
The Wyoming Legislature has been debating whether to strengthen laws pertaining to edible or concentrated marijuana but has failed to reach agreement on the issue. But some, particularly those suffering from chronic illness, are demanding clarity on an element of cannabis that lacks the properties that gets users high.
CBD oil doesn’t contain the ingredient THC, which is what gives marijuana its mind-altering effect. And recent studies suggest that CBD oil may treat epilepsy, anxiety, schizophrenia, heart disease and cancer. Last year, a report from the World Health Organization found that no public health problems are associated with the use of CBD, suggesting it has little potential for abuse.
The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation says CBD oils are being distributed at multiple locations throughout Wyoming, including in pet stores, convenience stores and grocery stores; but in Wyoming, it is illegal to possess, use or distribute any substance containing THC without a hemp extract registration card.
However, DCI Commander Matt Waldock says CBD oils are legal to possess as long as they do not contain THC.
Waldock told KODI news that it can be difficult to determine if a product has the illegal ingredient, and he urges people to use their best judgment.