DEA weighs in on Delta-8 and Delta-9-THCO

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Have you noticed companies having flash sales on all their Delta-8 and Delta-9-THCO products? Is it because it’s such a great alternative to THC in non-legal or non-recreational states?
Quite the opposite, actually.

Attorney Rod Kight inquired about the legal status of delta-8 THC-O and delta-9 THC-Oand well, the hemp industry is not very happy with the response.

The Drug Enforcement Agency responded with a letter on delta cannabinoids, including Delta-8 and -9-THCO announcing they will treat them as Schedule 1 Drugs. They based their decision on the fact that delta cannabinoids are synthetically derived from hemp, and, therefore, cannot be considered hemp. 

Is that a good thing? What does that mean for you?
These products need to fly off the shelves so the companies can recoup their costs. You’re going to see a TON of sales and might be tempted to try it out.

But before you do… 

There’s likely a good reason why these synthetic drugs are being classified as Schedule I. If you get fake CBD, nothing happens. But if you buy some bad or fake delta cannabinoid product, you risk serious health issues and potentially death. There was never any oversight or enforcement, so you really don’t know what you’re getting.

Personally, I avoid the stuff if I can.
The lab I use, Proverde Labs, came out with a statement saying they will no longer test delta cannabinoid products and will reject all samples because of the serious health risks they pose to consumers. Christopher Hudalla is the owner and chief science officer of Proverde and had the following to say about one of the last samples they received:

“We saw one of them had one percent pentene. They have residual toluene [an industrial solvent] in them. They have heavy metals in them.”

Nasty, right?

Want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth? Take a look at Attorney Rod Knight’s blog, Knight on Cannabis, which outlines the events leading up to his letter as well as a download link to the DEA’s response.

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