Despite their similarities, the structural difference between Δ8THC and Δ9THC makes a substantial difference in how they affect our bodies. It also affects their legal status.
The amount of information that needs to be included in a Novel Food application is quite significant, not to mention the fact that the information contained in a successful Novel Food application must be backed with technical and scientifically certified findings.
As in 1942 when US farmers were called to action through the Hemp for Victory Campaign to bring back hemp to help during WWII, the Friends of HEMP are calling on the US hemp industry to again prove the incredible potential of hemp in supporting our country during times of crisis.
My vote for “the next CBD” goes to cannabinol (CBN). This is based on its growing acclaim as a safe sleep aid with few, if any, side effects.
Will “the next CBD” be CBG, Δ8THC, THCV, or some other cannabinoid? There are arguments for and against each one.
It is good to see the FDA taking quick and firm action against companies improperly marketing their CBD products as effective against COVID-19, a devastating pandemic with no contemporary precedent.