VDAC is making a law against the use of Delta 8 in foods and drinks. The VDACS regulatory response to chemically-synthesized cannabinoids in foods and beverages is to educate food manufacturers and retail food establishments of the law and encourage voluntary compliance. Once regulatory options are exhausted, the case could be referred to a Commonwealth’s Attorney for further enforcement,” said Joseph Guthrie, VDACS Commissioner. VDACS’ communication will advise that any chemically-synthesized cannabinoid is a food adulterant and any person who manufactures, sells, or offers for sale a chemically-synthesized cannabinoid, including delta-8 THC, as a food or beverage is in violation of the Virginia Food and Drink Law. An industrial hemp extract that has a THC concentration of no more than 0.3 percent, is produced by a manufacturer that has been inspected by the responsible food regulatory agency in the location in which the extract is produced, and does not exceed established contaminant limits may be distributed in Virginia. When VDACS identifies the production or sale of a food containing an adulterant, it will encourage voluntary compliance by asking the business to discontinue the practice. If voluntary compliance is not achieved, VDACS will utilize various escalating enforcement tools to achieve compliance, with the highest penalty prescribed under Virginia law a Class 1 misdemeanor. Even though the process can be naturally extracted we are choosing to comply with VDAC and discontinue our Delta 8 products. Because of the discontinuation of our Delta 8 products we will now be switching over to Delta 9 edibles.
Written By: Madison Brown