Delta-8 THC products “(fall) outside the definition of THC under the (federal) Cannabis Act.”
Cannabis wholesalers in Ontario and British Columbia – two major Canadian adult-use marijuana markets – are suspending orders of products containing delta-8 THC.
The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) wholesaler is citing “an abundance of caution” over potential health risks from the novel cannabinoid.
However, dried cannabis products containing “low levels of naturally occurring delta-8 THC” will be unaffected, Denny Palarchio, chief operating officer at the OCS, wrote in a Thursday email to licensed cannabis producers.
In the email, the OCS said it has been “monitoring emerging concerns in the United States” around delta-8 THC, in particular public health warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and efforts by state governments “to regulate or ban products that contain this cannabinoid.”
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