Delta-8 THC: A ‘diet weed’ marketed to teens with vibrant packaging and low prices

Delta-8 THC: A ‘diet weed’ marketed to teens with vibrant packaging and low prices

Delta-8 THC, a synthetic cousin of marijuana, is being marketed to teens with vibrant packaging and low prices.

The product is easily accessible online, and almost none of the e-commerce sites that sell it verify customers’ ages before buying.

Researchers are concerned that the lack of regulation around delta-8 THC sales to children is a major public health concern.

They point to the fact that calls to poison control centers about delta-8 THC have ticked up well into the thousands in recent years.

The FDA has issued warnings to consumers about delta-8 THC, but the agency does not have oversight jurisdiction over the product.

This means that manufacturers can get away with adulterating products with other synthetic chemicals or even the federally illegal delta-9 THC variety.

Experts are calling for more regulations to be put in place to ensure that delta-8 THC products are not appealing to teens.

They also warn that the product is not as harmless as it seems, and that it can have serious health consequences for children.

Delta-8 THC: A ‘diet weed’ marketed to teens

Delta-8 THC is a synthetic cousin of marijuana that is being marketed to teens with vibrant packaging and low prices. The product is easily accessible online, and almost none of the e-commerce sites that sell it verify customers’ ages before buying.

Lack of regulation a major concern

Researchers are concerned that the lack of regulation around delta-8 THC sales to children is a major public health concern.

They point to the fact that calls to poison control centers about delta-8 THC have ticked up well into the thousands in recent years.

FDA warns consumers

The FDA has issued warnings to consumers about delta-8 THC, but the agency does not have oversight jurisdiction over the product.

This means that manufacturers can get away with adulterating products with other synthetic chemicals or even the federally illegal delta-9 THC variety.

Experts call for more regulations

Experts are calling for more regulations to be put in place to ensure that delta-8 THC products are not appealing to teens. They also warn that the product is not as harmless as it seems, and that it can have serious health consequences for children.