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Nebraska Attorney General Reveals First Settlements Against Delta-8 Industry

Settlements are with retailers selling THC hemp products
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Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers unveiled on Wednesday the first two settlements in his statewide campaign to clean up the delta-8 retail market in Nebraska.

The settlements are with High Flow Cannabis, Stewart Scott Ritter and Alejandro Castro, who were selling THC hemp products in Grand Island, Nebraska, and with Ms. Vape Shop and Lisa Lomack, who were selling THC hemp products in Crete, Nebraska.

 “I am proud to announce these settlements, which represent important steps towards getting these untested, mislabeled and dangerous THC products off the shelves in Nebraska,” said Hilgers. “I am pleased that these two groups came to the table and will be taking these products off of the shelves.” 

The lawsuit against High Flow Cannabis was filed in the District Court of Hall County, Nebraska. The complaint alleged that High Flow Cannabis violated the Consumer Protection Act, Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Nebraska’s Pure Food Act. The lawsuit against Ms. Vape Shop was filed in the District Court of Saline County, Nebraska. The complaint alleged that Ms. Vape Shop violated the Consumer Protection Act, Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Nebraska’s Pure Food Act.

Nebraska isn’t the only state targeting the sale of illegal delta-8 THC products. Connecticut Attorney General William Tong’s office has 10 pending enforcement actions and has secured judgments against four additional Connecticut retailers totaling $40,000 for alleged violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act over the sale of illegal delta-8 THC products. And in May, an amendment was added to the 2024 Farm Bill draft that would ban hemp-derived and synthesized cannabinoid products. 

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), delta-8 THC is one of more than 100 cannabinoids produced in the cannabis sativa plant but is not found naturally in significant amounts.

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