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City Council ordinance would limit sales of Delta 8 drug

An array of products advertised as containing synthetically derived delta-8 THC is offered for sale at a smoke shop in north Seattle on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Washington lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to block intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabis products, including gummy candies and vape oil, from being sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops after earlier bills failed. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

(AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

City Council ordinance would limit sales of Delta 8 drug

An array of products advertised as containing synthetically derived delta-8 THC is offered for sale at a smoke shop in north Seattle on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Washington lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to block intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabis products, including gummy candies and vape oil, from being sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops after earlier bills failed. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

(AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

City Council ordinance would limit sales of Delta-8 drug

It’s not quite marijuana but promises a marijuana-like buzz. Reset gets the details on Delta 8 and other hemp products.

An array of products advertised as containing synthetically derived delta-8 THC is offered for sale at a smoke shop in north Seattle on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Washington lawmakers are making a last-ditch attempt to block intoxicating, synthetically derived cannabis products, including gummy candies and vape oil, from being sold at gas stations, convenience stores and smoke shops after earlier bills failed. (AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

(AP Photo/Gene Johnson)

   

Hemp-derived products like Delta-8 have seen a surge in popularity in the past few years, including among kids, as there are no age restrictions for purchase and edibles are often sold in kid-friendly packaging.

We turn to a reporter for a primer on Delta-8.

GUEST: Tom Schuba, Chicago Sun-Times reporter

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