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Lawmakers split over advanced legislation banning delta-8

CHEYENNE — State lawmakers advanced a bill draft on Monday that aims to ban all hemp-products containing any psychoactive properties, including delta-8, without providing a distinction between “synthetic” and “naturally occurring” properties.

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee were divided in their opinions of the bill. Some members said the draft was a necessary step toward protecting youth, while others hesitated over the bill’s broad language.

Committee co-Chairman Rep. Art Washut, R- Casper, said the bill was “not ready for prime time.”

“I made it a point in the past to...

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