VT’s 1st Delta-9 Beverages Are Here to Socialize

Upstate Elevator Supply Co., a Vermont based manufacturer of cannabis-infused products, has expanded its product line with beverages and gummies infused with fast-acting, hemp-derived Delta-9 THC created with nano-emulsified hemp extract.
The new Delta-9 beverages are sold in 12-ounce cans with either 1 or 5 milligrams of Delta-9 THC balanced with ratios of CBD. They come in four unique flavors, including Passion Fruit Seltzer, Green Mango Seltzer, Zesty Lime Ginger Ale, and Orange Pop Soda.
Cannabis Industry Journal had a quick call with Ryan Chaffin, Director of Business Development at Upstate, to learn more about their new Delta-9 beverage launch.

CIJ: What were the regulatory hurdles Upstate needed to deal with to launch the new products?
Chaffin: The biggest regulatory hurdle in selling all hemp-derived products continues to be the lack of cohesive federal regulation. Brands are forced to navigate a patchwork system of state regulations that are constantly evolving. Upstate Elevator continues to advocate for federal regulation to provide much-needed oversight in the industry and to best protect consumers.
CIJ: What testing has Upstate done for quality and safety?
Chaffin: Upstate Elevator Supply products are tested using ISO certified labs to ensure potency, consistency, and quality in every batch. All of our raw hemp ingredients are tested for pesticides, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and bacterial and fungal contaminants to maintain the maximum level of safety. We like to say that our commitment to the safety, quality, and purity of our products is emblematic of the great state of Vermont, where we’re from.
CIJ: What are Upstate’s plans beyond VT?
Chaffin: Upstate Elevator is partnering with distributors throughout New England and the Midwest to sell its Delta-9 THC beverage and gummies. Minnesota is an especially exciting market because it has the most robust regulatory framework in the country to provide safe access to hemp-derived products. We look to expand upon our portfolio of Delta-9 beverages and gummies in the coming months.
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