Brian Hopkins plans to introduce an ordinance at Thursday’s City Council meeting
A City Council proposal would dramatically limit the sale of Delta-8 and other intoxicating, hemp-derived products that exploded in popularity after a federal law unintentionally allowed businesses to sell the weedlike substances without regulations.
Second Ward Ald. Brian Hopkins said he plans to introduce an ordinance at Thursday’s City Council meeting to address “a public health crisis” that has emerged as sales of the trendy substances have ramped up.
“We have to act immediately, and this problem has a fairly clear sequence of steps that need to be taken,” said Hopkins, chairman of the Council’s Public Safety Committee. “These are businesses, they’re not drug dealers that can hide in the shadows. They’re storefronts, and it’s happening in plain sight.”
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