Arizona Lawmakers Seek To Ban Delta-8 THC Products, Here's Why

Arizona appears to be on its way to banning the production and sale of products containing Delta-8 THC, a chemical component in the cannabis plant.

Backed by the Arizona Dispensaries Association, Bill 1715 seeks to make the manufacturing and sales of the hemp-derived compound a felony, Phoenix New Times writes.

The measure – which passed the Arizona on March 15 – would ban "hemp-derived manufactured impairing cannabinoids," including Delta 8.

What Is Delta-8 THC?

Being a 'gentler' version of Delta-9 THC – the marijuana plant's primary component for causing psychoactive effects – delta-8 THC can be chemically converted from hemp-derived CBD by utilizing new industrial methodologies.

Considering that this cannabinoid is new to today's consumers, many states have decided to take precautionary measures in that the cannabis is still in the early learning stages regarding delta-8 THC's potential therapeutic benefits …

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