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Delta-8 – AKA 'diet weed' – could be criminalized in Wyoming

Hemp-derived product creates similar, but often more mild, effects as marijuana. Its legality is tenuous, but it's become a big business in Wyoming.

Wyoming has long had an adversarial relationship with smokable or edible intoxicants, and that may continue with delta-8 – colloquially known as "weed light" and "diet weed."

Members of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee will consider a draft bill Tuesday in Casper that would effectively ban that substance and any other with "similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity."

The discussion comes at a time when stores selling the substance are proliferating in Wyoming, national leaders are debating its federal legality and concerns mount about a lack of regulation and possible harm t...

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