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Delta-8 THC Hemp is Legally Available Over-The-Counter in Arkansas — For Now

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Ranaga Farbiaz, right, and Loudy Bousman, co-owners of American Shaman Kava Bar in downtown Fayetteville sell premium CBD and alternative cannabinoids, including Delta-8 THC.

Delta-8 THC, a new psychoactive and mildly intoxicating hemp product, is increasingly available over-the-counter in Arkansas sold by tobacco, vape and CBD outlets, including American Shaman Kava Bar in Fayetteville. The federally legalized substance, however, is drawing regulatory scrutiny in certain states, including in Arkansas.

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards.
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