On Tuesday the Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed a bill that would prohibit Delta-8 THC under state law.
S.B. 358 by Sen. Tyler Dees (R – Siloam Springs) and Rep. Jimmy Gazaway (R – Paragould) would prevent Delta-8 THC from being manufactured via industrial hemp, and it would place Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10 THC on the list of controlled substances in state law.
THC is the primary psychoactive substance found in marijuana.
State and federal laws generally prohibit Delta-9 THC, which has led some people to argue that other variants of THC — such as Delta-8 THC — are somehow legal under state or federal law.
Delta-8 THC is a mind-altering substance, and Arkansas law does not adequately prohibit it.
S.B. 358 is a good bill that will clarify Arkansas’ drug laws and help protect children from dangerous marijuana products.
The bill now goes to the entire Arkansas Senate for consideration.