Battle over delta-8 is heating up nationally. Here’s what to know about the ‘diet weed.’

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USA Today on 4/15/2023 by Anna Kaufman

The hemp market has a new it-product: delta-8 THC.

Sometimes packaged like candy, the substance is easily accessible at herb shops and convenience stores — and it gets you high.

So, what makes it different than weed?

Due to a loophole in the 2018 Farm Bill, a bipartisan legislative package that cracked open the hemp farming industry nationwide, delta-8 THC is not only legal at the federal level – it’s also unregulated.

The explosion of delta-8 products across the country, however, has prompted medical and legislative concern. Here’s what you should know about the product and what the farming industry has to say.