The end of 2021 was marked by significant regulatory changes adopted by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (the OLCC), including new rules for hemp and cannabinoids. Today I will cover a few of the big changes affecting artificially derived cannabinoids, including CBN and Delta-8 THC.

In the big picture, Oregon stakeholders knew new regulations would be adopted in December 2021, but most hoped for less stringent final rules. Unfortunately for the industry, the OLCC decided to proceed with the adoption of rather stringent regulations, including burdensome rules impacting the manufacture and sale of finished hemp products sold in the State.

Two of the most noteworthy changes impacting these products include:

the prohibition on the sale and distribution of “adult use cannabis items” to minors as well as restrictions on the ability to sell these products outside the recreational market, which I covered last week; and burdensome requirements imposed on “artificially derived cannabinoids,” including the popular and lucrative cannabinoid: cannabinol (CBN), which is the topic of today’s post. Reason for artificially derived cannabinoid rules

Back in March 2021, the OLCC released a public statement in which the agency expressed growing concern about the general availability–including to children–of unregulated, intoxicating

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