Cannabis retailers in Georgia won at least a temporary legal victory against an Atlanta-area district attorney who had been aggressively trying to shut down hemp-derived THC product sales.
According to the Associated Press, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall issued a 30-day restraining order against Gwinnett County District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gaston, who had seized millions of dollars in hemp-derived THC products and was prosecuting the retailers that were selling them.
The restraining order, in which the judge said that Austin-Gaston “may or may not be a rogue DA” – is the result of a lawsuit by vape sellers who wanted the courts to declare delta-8 and delta-10 THC to be legal under state law.
The case could set statewide precedent for the cannabis industry, the AP reported, as the products’ legal situation is still unclear.
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Those products, which Austin-Gaston has declared are illegal because state law doesn’t explicitly permit them, range from delta-8 edibles and vape cartridges to tinctures.
But under state law, CBD products are legal, which has created confusion in the market, the AP reported.