Oregon’s New Approach to Hemp Product and Delta-8 THC


  On July 19, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed HB 3000, an omnibus bill focused on Oregon’s hemp industry into law. HB 3000 includes many modifications, but one aspect of the bill that will have a huge impact on how Delta-8 THC products are sold in Oregon (and, if other states follow suit, across the country), is the radical change the bill makes in the traditional classification of cannabis and cannabis products into either marijuana or hemp (or their respective derivatives) by creating a new, over-arching classification called Adult Use Cannabinoids and Cannabis Items. Adult Use Cannabinoids and Cannabis Items HB 3000 establishes a new classification of cannabinoids under Oregon law called “Adult Use Cannabinoids” which is defined to include the following: Tetrahydrocannabinols Tetrahydrocannabinolic acids that are artificially or naturally derived Delta-8 THC Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 THC) The optical isomers of delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol Any artificially derived cannabinoid that is reasonably determined to have an intoxicating effect HB 3000 also creates a new classification of consumer product. An “Adult Use Cannabis Item” is defined to include: A marijuana item (items that contain marijuana that are sold in Oregon’s recreational and medical market), and An industrial hemp commodity or product that exceeds: A concentration of Adult Use Cannabinoids to be established by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC), in consultation with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) or A concentration of Delta-9 THC that exceed 0.3% on a dry weight basis or the threshold set by federal law if those changes. HB 3000 prohibits any person from selling an Adult Use Cannabinoid Item to individuals under the age of twenty-one. HB 3000 grants the OLCC rulemaking authority to establish what level of Adult Use Cannabinoid causes a product containing hemp derivatives to become an “Adult Use Cannabis…

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