Is Delta-8 THC Legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill and Delta-8 THC. What you need to know.
Want to understand how Delta-8 THC is legal? In understand how, you must first delve into the 2018 Farm Bill.
The passing of the 2018 Farm Bill has resulted in a booming and successful crop of businesses and new jobs, as well as many users benefiting from access to the positive effects of CBD and THC products.
A Historic day for the Cannabis Industry
On December 12, 2018, Congress voted on and passed the Farm Bill, also known as the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. On December 20, 2018, just 8 days after being approved, President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law.
What was accomplished by the 2018 Farm Bill/Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018?
For starters- the bill created a distinction between Hemp and Marijuana, This in turn removed Hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, and instead put in the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture.
As it is stated in section 12619 of the Farm Bill, all cannabinoids derived from hemp are considered legal. The Farm Bill also deems all derivatives and isomers in hemp legal, as long as the final product contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
Delta-8 THC and the Farm Bill
So, how is Delta-8 THC, which is known to elicit psychoactive effects like it’s relative Delta-9 THC, completely legal?
The answer? It’s all in the details. Delta-8 THC is considered an isomer of CBD, and is derivative of hemp and CBD. So Delta-8 is 100% legal, as long as the final product contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
Farm Bill Consumer Benefits
Aside from the obvious boost to the industry and broadening of access to consumers, the considerable end of federal hemp prohibition in the US will inevitably result in federal regulation of hemp derived products. This means easier access to higher quality, trust-worthy products for all consumers.
Delta- 8 THC is not lab created or chemically structured, it is THC- as it was meant to be. It is an organically derived substance from the cannabis plant. With it’s lesser potency to that of Delta-9, it is not considered an controlled substance by the DEA.
That being said, consumers should always be cautious and mindful when consuming products that are not clearly regulated. Reliable third-party testing and quality control are important factors to consider when purchasing Delta-8 THC products.
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