Texas’s health department added delta-8 products to its controlled substance list this week, prompting some sellers to throw out gummies and tinctures.
SAN ANTONIO — Stash CBD’s inventory was thinner Thursday after Owner Ruben Mendoza tossed his delta-8 cannabis products last weekend.
“All of it had to get pulled,” said Mendoza, adding delta-8 items accounted for about 30% of his sales.
The Texas Department of State Health Services last weekend added the compound to its list of controlled substances which includes heroine and LSD.
Texas offered no warning or time for Mendoza to prepare, he said.
“It looks like we’re going to have to push more CBD product and figure out how to fill gaps in my product line,” he said.
Delta-8 is a strain of THC, an intoxicating chemical found in cannabis plants. It is not as potent as delta-9 THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient most often associated with marijuana.
While chemically similar, the two THC strains have a double bond on different carbons within their molecular chains.
Texans had been buying the compound, often in the form of gummies, tinctures or