Texas joins the ranks of states that have banned hemp-derived delta 8 THC. Its Department of State Health Services quietly placed D8 onto the state’s list of controlled substances following the legislature’s inability to pass a bill that would have banned it.
Category: States’ Commerce
On October 4, the South Carolina Attorney General (AG) issued an unfavorable opinion regarding the legal status of delta-8 THC at the request of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). In this post we discuss the AG’s flawed analysis and its likely effect.
Notably, the “manufacture or sale of inhalable products is prohibited” under AB-45; however, the “manufacture or inhalable products for the sole purpose of sale in other states is not prohibited.” This prohibition may end up derailing AB-45 altogether.
Only 25 of the 50 states have hemp plans that have been approved by the USDA. Hemp producers in states without approved plans, including NC, will need to apply directly to the USDA for their 2022 licenses.
Listen to an in-depth conversation about the challenges facing hemp and CBD businesses with Rod Kight and Scott Hawksworth of The CBD Guide.
I recently discussed hemp-derived delta-8 THC with attorneys Matt Lewis and Morgan Davis of The CBD Association, a 501(c)6) nonprofit trade association that promotes strong and viable CBD and cannabinoid industries in the United States and internationally. A video of our conversation is embedded in this post.
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.
This article about the new vaping laws and regulations provides a practical overview of the things that all sellers of vape products should know, including sellers of delta-8 THC, CBD, and hemp extract.