The Commonwealth is facing some backlash after two Morehead businesses were raided by the Kentucky State Police.
There’s been some controversy in recent weeks surrounding Delta 8 THC. Delta 9 THC is the illicit form of the drug found in marijuana. Delta 8 is a form derived from the hemp plant, and Delta 8 products began being sold nationally following the passage of the 2018 United States farm bill.
According to a release by the Kentucky Hemp Association, the Morehead businesses raided by KSP officers on June 15th had their Delta 8 inventory seized along with money and store surveillance equipment, as well as charging store employees with trafficking.
Officers cited a letter from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture General Counsel Joe Bilby as justification for the raids.
The full release from the Kentucky Hemp Association can be viewed here.