On Thursday, February 9 Attorney General Tong announced a Delta-8 THC crackdown, to try to rid Smoke Shops, gas stations and CBD Strores of all the impairing THC edible products catering to children. It’s a great start. Here is an example of a civil summons vs. a Mini Mart upstate.
As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts including this one and this one, a loophole still exists for edible and drink products to be sold with impairing amounts of THC. Hopefully, the current CT General Assembly will tack on a phrase to one of the proposed cannabis statutes, something like this: “Whereas, hemp edibles containing large amounts of intoxicating cannabinoids, yet still below a 0.3% by weight threshold are being widely sold; the sale of industrial hemp and cannabis products outside the legal cannabis market containing more than 1 mg of Delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol or other intoxicating cannabinoids per package, or 0.5 mg per dose, including but not limited to Delta-8- tetrahydrocannabinol, Delta-10- tetrahydrocannabinol, Delta-O, THCO, HHC, THCV, is prohibited”.
All state legislators, please join the movement to bring sanity to the legalization market in Connecticut! And for those wanting to make a difference nationally, feel free to click here to advocate for a Delta-8 prohibition to the 2018 Farm Bill when it comes up for re-authorization.