Just weeks after it legalized adult-use cannabis, New York has joined a growing number of states that are seeking limits or prohibitions on delta-8 THC, the intoxicating cannabinoid synthesized from hemp.

New York officials will prohibit the in-state production of delta-8 THC products derived from hemp. Beyond that, things get sketchy.

In late May, the New York State health department revised its regulations on the processing and retail sale of what it terms “cannabinoid hemp.” The proposed changes are still up for public comment, but they’re expected to take effect later this summer or fall.

That update prohibits New York-based hemp processors from using “synthetic cannabinoids, or Δ8-tetrahydrocannabinol or Δ10-tetrahydrocannabinol created…

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