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Rhinelander officials crack down on questionable CBD and THC products

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The Rhinelander City Council passed an ordinance last month prohibiting the sale, possession, and/or use of marijuana and its derivatives.

The Rhinelander Police Department said they would be enforcing the ordinance in a Facebook Post, trying to fight what they call a 'legal loophole' against THC products not covered under law.

According to city officials, the ordinance was driven by police.

"And so they were asking for an ordinance that defines an ability to test products that they're suspicious of and issue non-criminal response to it." said David Holt, District 6 Alderperson on the Rhinelander City Council.

Delta-8 and Delta-10 THC products can be seen in grocery stores, smoke shops, or gas stations. While they aren't illegal in Wisconsin, they aren't regulated either.

The products have an affect similar to marijuana.

"Delta-8 THC is really a psychoactive substance, it is causing people to be quote un-quote high." said Aaron Ruff, Public Relations Officer for the Marathon County Health Department.

The popular hemp product can come in a variety of forms, and that's why health and law enforcement officials are concerned.

"You know they want people to be cautious and aware that these products are not regulated, and there could be who knows what in these products." said Ruff.

In their Facebook post, Rhinelander police say businesses in the city have been advised to stop selling the product immediately, and that the ordinance was a proactive measure.

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