Delta-8 THC products have exploded in popularity in the past year, especially in states that haven’t yet legalized the adult use of cannabis.

Illicit delta-8 THC vape cartridges may be setting America up for another VAPI lung crisis.

The legal status of delta-8 continues to evolve (more on that here), but there’s a question consumers should ask before considering delta-8’s legality: Is it safe to consume?

Nearly all delta-8 THC products are sold outside of state-licensed and state-regulated cannabis industries. In that unregulated space, there are no rules to prevent bad actors from making and selling potentially toxic products.

That’s a pressing and consistent concern we heard from regulators, lab technicians, physicians, and other experts.