College students react ‘to their own’ to DeWine’s campaign against Delta-8 THC
Governor Governor Mike DeWine He wants state lawmakers to do something about Delta-8 THC products in Ohio.
Often, Delta-8 is sold in places like vape stores or gas stations, DeWine said.
News Center 7’s Taylor Robertson went to the Shell on the corner of East Stewart Street to see if they had e-cigarettes.
“Every one of them knows if it’s safe,” said Brandon Vetter, a student at the University of Dayton.
Vetter said he had not tried Delta-8, but had heard about it.
“I don’t know much about regulations or anything like that,” he said.
Because Delta-8 THC is not regulated, Ohio law does not prohibit the sale of the products to children.
These products are marketed as things like cereal or candy, which often piques children’s interest, DeWine said.
Andy Wilson, director of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, said he sent two 15-year-olds to a gas station in Clark County to buy Delta 8 products.
They were able to purchase the products without asking any questions.
“18 and up is another thing, but yeah 15, that’s too young,” Vetter said.
DeWine said he wants to regulate Delta 8 products in the same way that recreational marijuana laws require that the products be sold only through licensed retail to people 21 and older.
“I would say I feel like his ban is maybe a little bit far-fetched, but it’s more stringent, like a 15-year-old shouldn’t be able to do that that easily,” Vetter said.
DeWine also asked retailers to remove Delta 8 products from their shelves until they are regulated.