The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first set of warnings to companies over the allegedly illegal sale of products containing the increasingly popular cannabinoid delta-8 THC.
FDA sent five warning letters to companies that are marketing products with the intoxicating compound and making what the agency says are unsanctioned claims about their therapeutic potential.
FDA previously released a notice cautioning consumers about such products—and it’s sent warning letters to certain CBD businesses over unauthorized marketing in the past—but this marks the first formal enforcement action concerning delta-8 THC.
While delta-9 THC is the most commonly known cannabinoid in cannabis, delta-8 THC is typically synthesized from legal, hemp-derived CBD and is sold in many states across the U.S. regardless of cannabis laws because it sits in an especially murky legal area.
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