DEA Comments Hint that Delta-8 THC Isn’t Illegal

Looks like the US Drug Enforcement Agency recently came out with a statement saying that States that have been banning the THC isomer are going too far.

The comments came in random state advisory that discussed intoxicating THC isomers that are rare in the plant but can be easily converted from hemp-based CBD.

First one was during a recorded call to Florida panel of hemp operators where DEA liaison Sean Mitchell explained that “the only thing (in hemp) that is a controlled substance is delta-9 THC greater than 0.3% on a dry-weight basis.”

The last advisory was in a letter from the head of the DEA’s Drug and Chemical Evaluation, Terrance Boos, to the Alabama Board of Pharmacy in which he explained that THC “synthetically produced from non-cannabis materials is controlled”.

However, the letter goes on to say that THC in hemp is excluded from control as long as the Delta-9 concentration is less than .3%. Because Delta-8 THC products are commonly converted from CBD that’s first extracted from hemp, some advocates say the Alabama letter suggests that the cannabinoid isomer isn’t federally illegal unless it comes from “non-cannabis materials.”

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