Homemade cannabidiol oil (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

Wyoming bill on cannabidiol (CBD) advances to Senate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state House has passed a bill that would allow people who suffer from seizures to use a non-intoxicating marijuana extract.

House Bill 32 goes to the state Senate after the House approved it Tuesday by a 53-7 vote.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports the bill would allow the use of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive extract of marijuana. Other states, such as Utah, allow CBD oil for seizure patients.

It can only be obtained from other states, including Colorado. Utah, which bans medical marijuana, enacted a similar program last year.

The Wyoming CBD bill would have the state health department issue cards to Wyoming adults or parents of children who suffer from “intractable epilepsy,” or seizures that don’t respond to three or more treatment options overseen by a neurologist.

The bill’s main sponsor, Rep. Robert McKim, R-Afton, said the federal government allows CBD oil in the small amounts that are in the Wyoming bill.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune