A central Georgia vape shop is the latest business to be raided by authorities in relation to the sale of delta-8 THC products . Two store employees were charged as part of the crackdown.
The Newnan Times-Herald reports that Coweta County authorities were tipped off that the store called Tobacco & Vapor was illegally selling THC products. An undercover officer bought gummies from the store that failed THC testing.
A search warrant was later executed and authorities seized:
- 554 suspected delta-8 THC edibles.
- 616 suspected delta-8 THC products other than edibles.
Two of the store’s employees were charged with drug crimes including narcotics possession.
The proliferation of delta-8 THC products being sold outside dispensaries has prompted a patchwork of enforcement reactions and crackdowns in states with varied policies on cannabis, from South Carolina to Oregon.
Delta-8 THC is a molecule that exists rarely in the cannabis plant but can be easily synthesized from cannabinoids extracted from legal hemp, prompting confusion over its legality.