Certification group flags Delta-8 THC

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The U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA) said it will not certify products that are labeled as hemp if they are marketed for their THC content. Marielle Weintraub, the president of the industry body, said the proliferation of potentially unsafe, intoxicating products advertised as hemp have drawn the attention of consumers, retailers, law enforcement and policymakers. Some companies are selling pre-rolls, gummies and other products from hemp, marketing them for their Delta-8 THC, which is present in industrial hemp varieties. Hemp processors have reportedly been buying excess flower and distillate currently on the market to make Delta-8 THC. Delta-9-THC, which is present in high amounts in marijuana, is illegal under federal law.

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