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Delta-8 refers to delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive substance found naturally in the cannabis Sativa plant.
An investigation was initiated by the Berks County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force after receiving numerous complaints and information regarding several establishments (Vape/Smoke Shops) selling illegal substances in Berks County which are causing the users to become sick and/or intoxicated. Some of the complaints came from the parents of minors who consumed these products.
According to COCA Prevention Program Manager, Jaclyn Steed, “Some of these products may be labeled simply as hemp products, which misleads consumers who associate hemp with nonpsychoactive products, but products sold with delta 8 and delta 10 are psychoactive substances that can cause unpredictable effects including increased heart rate, light-headedness, and paranoia.” Read the full article here from the May 19 Press Conference.