Pennsylvania Senators to Introduce Legislation to Ban Delta-8 THC

Pennsylvania Senators to Introduce Legislation to Ban Delta-8 THC

Cannabis Business Times reports.. Pennsylvania Sens. Judy Schwank and Sharif Street announced April 6 that they will soon introduce legislation that would ban the sale of delta-8 THC products. In co-sponsor memorandum, they noted the lack of regulation surrounding delta-8 is problematic, as these products are sold at neighborhood gas stations and corner stores. Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda  NEW! Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated By Member | By Date | Keyword Search Senate of Pennsylvania Session of 2021 – 2022 Regular Session MEMORANDUM Posted: April 6, 2022 11:37 AM From: Senator Judith L. Schwank and Sen. Sharif Street To: All Senate members Subject: Delta-8 THC Legislation In the near future we will be introducing language that would ban products being sold that contain Delta-8 THC made from hemp. Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring compound in hemp in low concentrations. It can be manufactured in higher amounts by synthetically converting a better-known non-intoxicating compound, CBD, into Delta-8 THC. These products are being sold in neighborhood gas stations and corner stores without any kind of regulation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Sept. 2021 issued a warning about the “potentially unsafe household chemicals” sometimes used in converting CBD into Delta-8 THC, along with how Delta-8 manufacturing may happen in “uncontrolled or unsanitary settings, which may lead to the presence of unsafe contaminants or other potentially harmful substances.” A loophole in the 2018 farm bill allows delta-8 THC to be unregulated at the federal level. That legislation legalized hemp, which is defined as a cannabis plant that contains 0.3 percent delta-9 THC or less — levels considered too low to have a psychoactive effect. However, the bill does not address delta-8 THC levels, an omission that makes it legal for vendors to sell the compound, often as edibles, vape cartridges and tinctures, with no oversight. We hope…

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