Missouri Bill to put all cannabis products in DHHS Hands.
Republican State Representative Kurtis Gregory from Marshall, Missouri, has introduced a bill to regulate the sale of delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products. The products, which are used to give people a high, are derived from hemp and are legal under federal law. While some stores and vendors have imposed age restrictions of 21 and up, there is no state or federal regulation of these products. Gregory’s bill would task the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services with regulating these products and require the products to be sold at DHSS-licensed dispensaries. While critics worry that regulating the industry under the umbrella of DHSS would create a “marijuana monopoly”, Gregory’s bill is gaining support from many quarters, including delta-8 businesses, law enforcement, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The bill itself locks down “any intoxicating” cannaboid and makes it so it’s ONLY able to be sold in Cannabis Dispensaries. This will harm the Hemp Industry for sure. If you notice, dispensaries are already selling “Hemp” products as well, high in THC-A but low in THC 9 – the regulated content. You maybe just buying all your hemp products at the Missouri regulated shops in this case.
You can see whole bill on MO’s site – Missouri House of Representatives – Bill Information for HB1328 (mo.gov)
Original Reporting Source for more – Missouri lawmakers take aim at unregulated ‘delta-8 THC’ hemp products • Missouri Independent