NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A bill once feared to ban many Delta-8 products for sale in Tennessee is now amended to regulate the industry instead.
House Bill 1927 originally classified any product with a total THC above 0.03% as marijuana. The bill would've meant many Delta-8 products on Tennessee store shelves would become illegal.
However, it was amended to make it so hemp was defined as anything with below 0.03% Delta-9 THC and a cannabis compound derived from hemp over 0.01%. This means products with Delta-8 above 0.03% would be allowed, but there were a number of regulations added to the bill.
The bill increases the legal age limit for Delta-8 to 21 years old and adds a 5% tax to the products. It establishes testing requirements for the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and creates child-safety packaging and labeling rules.
While this amendment was added in the state House, the state Senate hasn't added the changes to their bill, which is still a ban on many products.
Advocates for Delta-8 are hopeful the Senate will align their bill to the House version.