Below, we summarize some of the key U.S. trade compliance considerations. UU. for companies that want to import or export these products.
Since every export from the United States, by definition, involves an import to another country, at least the import laws of another jurisdiction must always be taken into account. I have long been concerned about the proliferation of the THC acetate ester (THCO). I have always considered THCO to be a controlled substance under federal law. Although it can be made from hemp cannabinoids, THCO is not naturally expressed in the hemp plant.
It is a laboratory creation that does not occur in nature, at least not from the hemp plant. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and clarifying the difference in each of them, since education is very important ????????????✌️✌️✌️???????????? Lack of compliance is not the same as lack of regulation. John: Thank you for staying engaged. That said, I need to correct it.
As mentioned in the letter sent to me by the DEA, THCO is included in the Controlled Substances Act and is regulated. Regardless of whether you, I, or anyone else think this is a good thing or a bad thing, it's the current state of the law. So if you see what they say that you can't get THC-O from hemp naturally, then it's not protected under the farm bill and would fall under the purview of the CSA. You were wrong about hemp-derived THCA.
Why should a letter expressing an opinion be taken as gospel this time? Thanks for taking the time to post a comment, but I don't understand what you're trying to say. I wasn't wrong (I'm not wrong) about THCa, which is a completely different topic. This blog post is about a letter I received from the DEA about THCO, not about THCA. Vivimu suddenly closed its THCa sales without giving any explanation, when they recently stated that it was their best-selling product line, by far.
No company would do that unless threatened by law enforcement. It seems that the point here is that THC-0 has ALWAYS been illegal. So, the fact that a letter sent to a DEA lawyer stating that your opinion is illegal doesn't make it official. With Delta 8 and it went to court, this will also have to.
Their argument is that it is 100% synthetic and, therefore, illegal. Let's see how the courts deal with this. Hemp and any of its seeds, stems or flowers, synthesized, isomers, etc. For now, until this DEA opinion is confirmed in court, it is nothing more than the opinion of a government employee who works for the citizens of this incredible country.
I think this question of legality is much clearer than when we were all trying to prove that D-8 made from hemp was legal. The only reason we see all this rejection and try to ban D8 is because it works. Its popularity has skyrocketed without a major media campaign. That only happens when something works so well for people that it changes their lives.
Big pharma companies are losing money by the handful. In fact, it ends up allowing many to reduce their current levels of drugs from big pharmaceutical companies to reduce doses. When you start taking away their longtime customers, big pharma goes all out. Personally, I can't believe the level of corruption I see in the green industry and big pharmaceutical companies trying to get laws passed behind the scenes in so many states.
Oregon, California and Nevada haven't even tried to make it look like they're absolutely unbiased in their attempts to ban the D8 once it takes off. It greatly reduces the profits of your green industry. Every day I have customers who tell me that they were surprised that D8 helped them so much. And now they prefer it to the other things that are legal in some states.
For people who don't have legal options in their state. The D8 had become a miracle for them. The stories we hear from customers about the relief they received from lifelong illnesses, pain and sleep problems are, to say the least, impressive. Even if the results that people who help them so much with D8 get are just placebo effects, you're not going to convince these people to give up D8 without a fight.
This is how it should be anyway. This is the main thing we hear from customers on a daily basis. D8 has greatly improved their quality of life. In fact, I respect your work a little more than the Round Table on Hemp.
They are not on the side of the owners of small tobacco shops. Now they have been bought and are encouraging laws that help big pharmaceutical companies and the green industry instead of small tobacco stores. Hemp Roundtable believes that all products containing hemp-derived cannabinoids should be regulated to ensure consumer safety, and those that are intoxicating should be limited to adult use and kept out of reach of minors. Sorry for my digressions.
Thank you for your hard work and for keeping the public updated with your blog. Turns out you're one of the few emails that I never delete in my daily email purges, and I read them pretty quickly to see what's new. Thank you for sharing your ideas, Amy, and for your passion for the hemp industry. I share many of their concerns and am concerned that small businesses and consumers will suffer because of the greed of large marijuana companies and their enormous lobbying efforts.
I suppose that no one who thought about cannabis reform a couple of decades ago imagined a world in which a handful of multinational companies, the “Walmarts of marijuana”, would control the entire industry (and at a loss, as you point out). The “hemp version” of cannabis reform is demonstrating that this “Main Street reform” can really be carried out. Unfortunately, Wall Street actors intend to put hemp aside. Please continue your good work and education with your clients and colleagues.
I still believe in a bright future for cannabis. When the Farm Bill of 2025 is enacted, all hemp-derived products that have psychoactive properties will be classified as illegal substances. From the point of view of Congress, this was a 5-year legal vacuum to legalize psychoactive products derived from hemp. What the hemp industry overlooks, and what's important, is that the FDA refrains from considering, reviewing, or regulating the safety of CBD and other minor cannabinoids.
All major brands and supermarkets won't risk including CBD as a nutritional supplement. Until that happens, CBD will remain a small segment. In addition, the Farm Act must increase the arbitrary limit of 0.3% of THC. Must be at least 1%.
I was just going to tell you that THC is listed as a narcotic, however, I think it's a Schedule 2 narcotic. In addition, after reading the THCO 8 reference, I realized that it is actually the common domestic cooling plant, in fact, it is a hybrid between cannabis and tobacco. As a resident of California, I don't believe in recreational marijuana, and I would also like to add that hemp and marijuana are mutually exclusive crops, and although criminals give up and pirates have done so in a heterogeneous way. intentionally crossed the hemp harvest with marijuana to hide the evidentiary fact of narcosis and the distribution of illicit drugs.
I would like to make it clear that hemp is not marijuana and marijuana cannot produce only CBD, only strains when we said medical cannabis, we intended to write products only from hemp and not hydrocannibanol from Delta Trera, we are referring to cannibanoids, we only see that cannibanol is a type of polyurethane diesel fuel found in most marijuana plants and is a fatty acid organic of plant origin, but the substance derived from THC and CBD. They are not mutually agreed upon, it's like confusing coffee with tea because of its caffeine ingredients, it's just not the same substance. And while recreational cannabis is legal, recreational marijuana isn't. Terry- Thanks for your comment.
I answered you privately by email. Do not hesitate to contact me directly if you would like to schedule a consultation. How do you see the relationship between chemically manufactured Delta-8 and California Health Safety Code & section 111920 (f)?. If most Delta-8 products are manufactured synthetically and would be excluded from the definition of industrial hemp in California, how can the consumer differentiate between Delta-8 naturally obtained from hemp and Delta-8 created synthetically? Rod Kight is an award-winning lawyer, advocate and author who focuses his efforts on supporting farmers, manufacturers, laboratories, distributors, brands, retailers and others in the cannabis, hemp, marijuana and CBD industries.