Kentucky House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill regulating hemp-derived delta-8 THC products, sending it to the state Senate. House Bill 544 sponsored by Republican Rep. Rebecca Raymer, which passed in a 97-0 vote on Thursday, was applauded by the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, a national advocacy group for the hemp industry, reported The Associated Press.

The move comes about a month after a different piece of legislation was introduced in the state Senate seeking stricter regulation, that is to say banning all forms of “intoxicating products” made from industrial hemp, such as the delta-8 THC. The proposal, which expands existing language in the state's law, is also designed to outlaw other hemp-derived minor cannabinoids like delta-10 THC, THC-O, and THC-P, as per an unofficial copy of the proposal.

The Kentucky Hemp Association highlighted that a …

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