Delta-8 THC Bud at Farmers Market Causes a Stir in Missouri

Delta-8 THC Bud at Farmers Market Causes a Stir in Missouri
High Times

A stand that sold delta-8 THC hemp ignited controversy at St. Louis’ historic Soulard Farmers Market in the heart of Soulard near downtown. Adding to the issue, the bud was sold in large amounts, which drew more attention. Reportedly the delta-8 THC hemp was sold loosely in bins and a sign allegedly read, “10lbs. for $5,000.” The Bud Man’s stand at the farmers market was named as the culprit, but the herb isn’t what spectators think it is. Delta-8 THC smokable hemp is practically indistinguishable from high potency cannabis, found at medical cannabis dispensaries throughout Missouri, but is generally regulated very differently. The “Bud Man’s” products fall into the legal CBD category, according to officials with the City of St. Louis. The City of St. Louis Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry oversees Soulard Market. The department was fully aware of the CBD products being sold, but not delta-8 THC. A representative said that they checked beforehand to ensure that the stand didn’t sell any controlled substances. “Our department reviewed this particular vendor’s prior request & we worked directly with legal counsel to ensure the necessary compliance with state law guidelines,” Director of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Greg Hayes said in a statement. “We also created an addendum provision regarding the sale of CBD products. The vendor had provided the city with a notarized document that all products at this particular stand were tested and within the legal parameters. The vendor’s request did not include any Delta 8 products.” While it’s common to see CBD products and hemp oil products at farmers markets across the country, delta-8 products that resemble smokable cannabis are a different story. The legality of delta-8 THC products is often disputed. Only cannabis with over 0.3% delta-9 THC on a dry-weight basis qualifies as cannabis which…

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