LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Thursday, the Kentucky governor signed a bill into law that regulates Delta 8 products.
Delta 8 contains THC, but at a lower level than marijuana.
It is not a controlled substance in Kentucky nor under federal law, and a court has ruled that it is legal in Kentucky.
Republican Rep. Rebecca Raymer (D15) said this bill helps regulate the substance and ensures it can be used safely while keeping it out of the hands of those under 18 years old.
"Up till now it's been legal for minors to purchase these products," she said. "And we've heard from numerous school systems across the state about how prevalent and problematic these products have become in the schools."
According to the bill, customers have to be 21 years or older to purchase Delta 8.
It will also require it to be behind a counter or in a secure cabinet, and it's going to require labeling and batch testing to look for dangerous substances.
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