Source: Courthouse News Service
by Emily Jiannetto
On July 1st, Minnesota officially legalized low-dose (5 mg or less) THC edibles, which are now in all stores where cannabis products are sold (Monserud). Senators say that the legalization was part of an effort to begin regulation of Delta-8 THC, citing public health concerns (Monserud). The extraction of Delta-8 involves many foreign chemicals, and many claims they can get high off the drug. Still, if there is Delta-9 THC available to the public (known to be more potent), it is theorized that consumers would be less likely to use Delta-8 (Monserud).
However, those who regularly use marijuana, likely will not be seeing a high from 5 mg of THC, but a “novice” will see some noticeable effects (Monserud). According to lawyer Jason Tarasek, introducing a limited selection of THC products will show Republican lawmakers that oppose marijuana legalization, “that [there] is nothing to be afraid of” (Monserud).