US House Agriculture Committee Approves Amendment to Ban Delta-8 THC and Other Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids

A U.S. House of Representatives committee has approved an amendment to the $1.5 trillion Federal Farm Bill that proposes a ban on most hemp products, including all cannabinoids synthesized or manufactured outside of the plant, such as delta-8 THC.

Hemp plants.

“My amendment will close the loophole created in the 2018 Farm Bill that allows intoxicating hemp products like delta-8 to be sold,” Congressmember Mary Miller (R-IL) told the House Agriculture Committee prior to the vote. “These products are being marketed to children and sending hundreds of them to the hospital. We must stop teenagers and young children from being exposed to addictive and harmful drugs”.

The amendment approved by the committee would prohibit nearly all products containing delta-8 and delta-9 THC, as well as all other novel cannabinoids derived from hemp

The U.S. Hemp Roundtable says the amendment “would federally ban all ingestible hemp products with any level of THC”, saying “This amendment from Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL) would not only ban potentially impairing products like Delta-8, but it would bring under a new prohibition all non-intoxicating CBD products with any quantifiable amount of THC – meaning 90-95% of the hemp products market would be federally banned. Even animal feed – which has been approved by FDA for these uses – would be banned. Redefining hemp to include a calculation of THC-A would even wreak havoc in the fiber and grain market.”

At the time of publication the committee continues the consider the farm bill in its entirety.

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