Only Licensed Retailers Can Sell Specific Hemp Products in the USVI, DLCA Warns

DLCA and OCR clarify hemp product sales regulations, listing approved items and prohibiting the sale of CBD gummies, THC drink additives, hemp flower, and consumables with more than 0.3% THC

  • Staff Consortium
  • July 09, 2024

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The V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and the Office of Cannabis Regulation have issued a reminder to the public that only holders of a valid Hemp Retailers License, issued by the DLCA, are permitted to sell specific hemp-derived products.

According to a release issued Monday, the permitted items under the Hemp Retailers License include products originating from industrial hemp, products containing cannabis-derived ingredients marketed as foods for human and animal consumption that do not contain CBD or THC, hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed protein, and hemp seed oil. Additionally, products containing cannabis-derived ingredients, including those with CBD or THC, are allowed only for use as cosmetics.

However, there are specific items that are prohibited for retail sale under this license. These prohibited items include but are not limited to:

  • CBD Gummies
  • CBD or THC Drink Additives
  • Hemp Flower
  • Pre-Rolled Hemp Cigarettes
  • Consumable products containing more than 0.3% THC

The DLCA and OCR emphasized that these restrictions will be strictly enforced. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the Hemp Retailers License may lead to the seizure of prohibited inventory, fines, and/or the suspension or revocation of the license. These consequences are outlined in the acknowledgement signed by all licensees upon receipt of their Hemp Retailers License.

Businesses with questions regarding additional prohibited items are encouraged to contact the DLCA for further clarification. The contact numbers are 340-713-3522 for St. Croix and 340-714-3522 for St. Thomas.

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