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Mona Zhang, Politico.

A seeming loophole in federal law is allowing people to buy products designed to get them high.

While many industry observers posit that Delta-8’s rise can be attributed to consumers in states that haven’t legalized marijuana, hemp businesses see a lot of sales even in states that are home to adult-use marijuana markets.

Paul ImOberstag’s small hemp farm in Banner, Ill., survived the bottoming out of prices in the CBD market and the pandemic.

Then, Delta-8 THC came along.

States are behind the eight ball on this one…This is taking the CBD and synthesizing a new compound using other chemicals that can introduce contamination and byproducts that are harmful.

Josh Wurzer, Co-Founder and President, SC Labs

In the span of a few months, Banner Harvest went from selling about 15 pounds of CBD-rich hemp flower a month to “basically zero” pounds. The reason: All of the wholesale customers were now stocking Delta-8 THC, a close cousin of…