BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — Lawmakers in Virginia authorized a number of new hashish rules, together with a ban on artificial hashish merchandise like Delta 8.
A Tri-Cities enterprise mentioned the State Common Meeting’s resolution was a sensible transfer for public security.
Delta 8 is a compound present in a hashish plant that may have the same impact to marijuana; nevertheless, it’s mostly produced in a lab relatively than derived from a hashish plant.
The staff behind Canna Boyz Social Membership in Bristol, Virginia instructed Information Channel 11 they don’t promote Delta 8 themselves, even calling it a harmful substance.
“It was extra of a get-rich-quick scheme for everybody,” mentioned proprietor Probability Crusenberry. “However they’re discovering increasingly analysis that simply Delta, by itself an excessive amount of. Delta 8 shouldn’t be good for the human mind.”
Crusenberry additionally mentioned he hopes that the transfer to ban Delta 8 may additionally be a step towards later legalization. He mentioned different states have taken step one of banning Delta 8 earlier than re-legalizing it and regulating it together with hashish.
“It’s unregulated proper now, all hemp is unregulated,” mentioned Crusenberry. “However then it is going to be beneath the leisure invoice, to allow them to truly regulate and take a look at all of these merchandise.”
That doesn’t imply Crusenberry thinks the state will create a authorized marijuana market anytime quickly.
“It may very well be 2026 earlier than we see something,” mentioned Crusenberry.
In February, the Virginia legislative session wrapped up with out transferring towards making a authorized marijuana market.
One other new regulation prevents hemp shops from promoting something that has greater than 0.3% of THC.