Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has signed House Bill 544 into law to regulate the sale of delta-8 THC products.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has signed House Bill 544 into law to regulate the sale of delta-8 THC products. The bill implements part of Beshear’s Novemeber 2022 executive order establishing a regulatory structure for the safe sale and purchase of delta-8 THC.
“This regulatory structure to ensure that Delta 8 is sold and purchased safely in the commonwealth can and will also serve as a template for when the General Assembly fully legalizes medical cannabis,” said Beshear in a statement. “We want Kentuckians to have access to the resources they need for relief. We want to make sure they can do that safely, and this bill is a good first step.”
“House Bill 544 makes it illegal for anybody under the age of 21 to purchase Delta 8. It’s going to require it to be behind the counter or in a secure cabinet, and it’s going to require labeling and batch testing to look for those dangerous residuals that can be left behind,” said Representative Rebecca Raymer, one of the bill’s sponsors. “I want to thank the great leadership team that was supportive of this bill and my colleagues in the House and Senate for voting unanimously for it, and I thank Governor Beshear for signing this important piece of legislation today.”