Whitmer signs bill restricting sale of Delta-8 THC to licensed dispensaries – Detroit Metro Times

click to enlarge Steve Neavling Delta-8 THC is sold at smoke shops and convenience stores that aren’t licensed to sell marijuana.
Delta-8 THC, a popular and intoxicating compound synthesized from hemp, can only be sold by licensed marijuana dispensaries in Michigan beginning on Oct. 11.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill Tuesday that regulates Delta-8, which has been sold at smoke shops and convenience stores that aren’t licensed to sell marijuana.

“This package of bills continues to show Michigan is the model for the nation in regard to protecting its residents and making sure that those who consume marijuana products do so in a safe manner,” Whitmer said in a written statement. “I am glad to see Michigan continuing to lead on the implementation and regulation of a safe, secure marijuana industry, which has already brought tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue to the state, as well as thousands of well-paying jobs.”

A cheaper alternative to traditional cannabis, Delta-8 is sold in cartridges, concentrates, gummies, chocolates, and tinctures. Trouble is, the compound isn’t independently tested, and there are no credible studies of the effects of

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