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Delta-8-THC craze concerns chemists

8/30/21--The popularity of another cannabinoid, ∆8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8-THC), is on the rise. Found in gummies, vape cartridges, tinctures, and other products, delta-8-THC is popping up in gas stations, convenience stores, tobacco shops, and cannabis dispensaries throughout the US and beyond—often with no age restrictions. Regardless of whether delta-8-THC is legal, chemists are sounding the alarm after finding several unidentified compounds in products labeled as delta-8-THC. Read

Poison control centers nationally report rise in calls amid Delta-8 craze

7/26/21--Poison control centers across the country are reporting a rise in calls from those who have ingested the cannabinoid, delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). At least four states have issued public warnings regarding the cannabinoid, according to local news reports: Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. So far this year, as of July, the North Carolina Poison Control Center reported 157 cases related to delta-8, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. Virginia is reporting "dozens" of calls this year. Read

After legalizing marijuana, NY seeks to ban Delta-8, A cannabis extract that gets you high like marijuana

6/25/21--Marijuana became legal in New York at the end of March, but Delta-8 THC resembles the high-inducing THC that most people are familiar with, called Delta-9. Some state lawmakers are urging Dr. Howard Zucker, the New York state health commissioner, to prohibit Delta-8, claiming that products containing the drug are dangerous because they can be marketed to children. Read