OR: OLCC Rules Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting on Delta-8 and Other Artificially Derived Cannabinoids

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By Brett Mulligan On September 30, 2021, the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) held its first rules advisory committee (RAC) meeting to discuss delta-8-THC and other artificially derived cannabinoids. The RAC is comprised of OLCC policy makers, cannabis industry advocates, and one member of the Oregon State Police. This RAC was created following passage of HB 3000, which tasked the OLCC with creating rules to regulate artificially derived cannabinoids that were previously outside the scope of OLCC enforcement. The most prominent of these derivatives is delta-8-THC, an intoxicating substance that is usually converted from CBD. Delta-8 gained notoriety last year because the substance fell outside of the OLCC’s regulatory authority; allowing anyone, even minors, to purchase the product outside the regulated cannabis market. The big- picture takeaway from this first RAC meeting is that the proposed regulatory changes focus on banning the processes that create artificially derived cannabinoids, not the products themselves. This blog post will explain what which manufacturing processes would be banned under the proposed rules, and why many industry advocates have pushed back against what the OLCC has itself described as a blanket ban on artificially derived cannabinoids. What is an Artificially Derived Cannabinoid? HB 3000 defined an artificially derived cannabinoid as “a chemical substance that is created by a chemical reaction that changes the molecular structure of any chemical substance derived from the plant Cannabis family Cannabaceae.” Proposed rule OAR 845-025-1015(4)(b) expands this definition to include, but is not limited to: (A) A cannabinoid manufactured by exposing a marijuana item or hemp item to chemical reagents, catalysts, reactants, or other reactive materials under conditions that cause a reaction that changes the molecular structure of a cannabinoid; or (B) A cannabinoid manufactured by processing a marijuana item or hemp item through column chromatography using a reactive material such…

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