Licensed producers told OCS will not accept delta-8 THC products for the time being

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The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has recommended licensed cannabis producers avoid buying any products containing delta-8 THC until the government retailer receives guidance from Health Canada about any potential health risks to users. Some Delta-8 products in the U.S. have way more Delta-9 THC than allowed “Existing inventory can sell through. Can delta-8 THC provide some of the benefits of pot — with less paranoia and anxiety? The FDA has even issued warning letters to companies illegally selling CBD and Delta-8 THC products. “Any delta-8 THC product claiming to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent diseases is considered an unapproved new drug,” the warning letter states. “The FDA is very concerned about the growing popularity of delta-8 THC products being sold online and in stores countrywide,” notes Dr. In light of the aforementioned concerns, OCS is seeking guidance and direction from Health Canada about any potential health risks to consumers.

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The Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) has recommended licensed cannabis producers avoid buying any products containing delta-8 THC until the government retailer receives guidance from Health Canada about any potential health risks to users.

The advice to licensed producers — detailed in a note from OCS chief operating officer Denny Palarchio and posted on Twitter by Trina Fraser, a partner at Brazeau Seller Law who has expertise in cannabis legislation — has been made “out of an abundance of caution.”

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