Delta-8 Craze Puts Pot Attorneys On The Spot

By Diana Novak Jones (April 29, 2021, 1:01 PM EDT) -- The legal gray area around a new cannabinoid called Delta-8-THC, which can be derived from hemp but promises to get users high, is putting lawyers in a bind as they try to advise clients hoping to take advantage of the new market.

Delta-8 is on shelves at retailers across the country, driven by a popularity with consumers and the hemp industry's need for more products to sell, according to industry insiders. But questions about whether it is actually legal and changing laws around cannabinoids make it hard for attorneys who work with cannabis businesses to give clear advice.

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