DEA Tried Banning New Cannabis Product, Sellers Still Selling
The 2018 Farm Bill paved a path for hemp farmers throughout the United States. While hemp cultivation is federally legal, the cannabis plant responsible for producing THC—the psychoactive cannabis compound—is still illegal. But some shop operators have recently begun distributing a hemp derivative that offers comparable effects to THC, adding to the confusion of what’s legal and what isn’t.
Alex Petrick, a hemp distributor, told WFSU Public Media, “The definition of marijuana is cannabis that is above 0.3 [percent] delta-9-THC plus THCA times .877. Delta-8, on the other hand, is not mentioned anywhere regarding marijuana in any situation or context.”
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