Regulation for hemp-derived CBD products approved by subcommittee
Published 3:43 pm Friday, November 17, 2023
The General Assembly’s Administrative Regulations Review Subcommittee has approved a regulation dealing with hemp-derived cannabinoid products to go along with legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year, and an executive order issued by Gov. Andy Beshear.
The issue was brought to light in August 2022, when a Boone Circuit Court judge entered a permanent injunction prohibiting the Kentucky State Police from taking any criminal enforcement action against a person in possession of certain products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol.
Three months later, Beshear issued his executive order, which stated in part that there are no requirements currently applied to delta 8 products, and that the requirements that exist for packaging and labeling of CBD products sold in Kentucky should also apply to delta-8 products, to ensure the public’s protection.
During the 2023 session, lawmakers unanimously passed House Bill 544, putting the executive order and the court ruling into law, and requiring the enactment of a Kentucky…