Is delta-8 THC a lawful hemp “derivative” under the 2018 Farm Bill, and thus exempt from the federal Controlled Substances Act?
Category: Legal Advocacy
Kentucky had an opportunity to be a leader on delta-8 THC. Instead, and as with its prohibition on smokable hemp, Kentucky chose to stake out an official position that is not only wrongheaded from a policy standpoint but is also wrong in its legal analysis. How much longer can the Kentucky hemp industry bear the burden of these misguided official positions before succumbing to their weight?
Rod recently took part in a legal and scientific discussion of certificates of analysis and Total THC with Abundant Labs and RiskScout. Watch the video here.
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