‘Consumable’ hemp paves way for Louisiana’s D-8 THC experiment

While many states responded to the delta-8 THC phenomenon by banning the cannabinoid, other markets sought to tame it by regulating D-8 products, mandating testing and enforcing other compliance standards.

In Louisiana, regulators and stakeholders hope this approach will reduce safety hazards and clear up confusion over which cannabinoid products can and can’t be sold in the state.

New year rings in key changes to state marijuana markets

The arrival of 2022 ushered in major changes to state marijuana markets across the nation, ranging from the launch of adult-use cannabis sales in Montana to flower being sold for the first time by medical marijuana retailers in Louisiana.

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Louisiana plans to regulate, not ban, delta-8 THC

Louisiana is set to allow hemp-derived delta-8 THC in food, a surprising step as more than a dozen states are doing the opposite and banning the THC isomer or limiting it to marijuana retailers.