US (OH): MMJ regulators to change the definition of THC to include new cannabinoids and close loophole

State cannabis regulators are changing the definition of THC -- the psychoactive substance in the drug that produces a “high” -- to include more cannabinoids, including those traditionally found in hemp.

Under current state regulations, cannabis products, such as oils, edibles and patches, allow THC from delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.

But in the six years since the legislature passed the law legalizing medical cannabis, the industry has changed. More cannabinoids have been discovered or created that can be used separately or blended with delta-9.

That includes delta-8-THC, which ordinary retailers, from health stores to gas stations, can sell without jumping through the regulatory hoops within Ohio’s current medicinal cannabis landscape.

Read more at cleveland.com


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