Wyoming DCI Issues Warning About CBD Oils

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The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation has issued a warning regarding the use of CBD oils.

Cannabidiol or “CBD” oil is an alternative treatment for several symptoms, including pain relief, addiction treatment, and as an anti-inflammatory.

In a written statement sent to media, DCI says that they have received multiple inquiries regarding the legality of possessing, using, and distributing CBD oils. The oils are said to contain very low or no tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

DCI says that they are aware that alleged CBD oils are being distributed at multiple locations throughout Wyoming including pet stores, convenience stores, and grocery stores. According to the DCI statement, many of the products claim to contain very low or no THC, however DCI says that recent laboratory analysis has confirmed the presence of THC in many of the items that DCI has received.

Wyoming law makes it illegal for anyone to possess, use, and/or distribute any substance containing any amount of THC.

DCI does note that a small number of people in the state have been issued Hemp Extract Registration Cards by the Wyoming Department of Health, but says that would be the only exception.

In the DCI statement they underlined that possession, use, and or distribution of any substance containing THC is illegal.