Δ9THC from CBD, a New Beverage & the Law

Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by Storm Crow, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. This article got me thinking about how this could be BIG! The government has already decided that hemp-derived cannabinoids are legal, since hemp is now legal. As a result, Delta 8 THC, CBN and CBG from hemp CBD are sold legally in many states.

    So now, unsurprisingly, they have made legal(?) Delta 9 THC from hemp. And unless the government figures out a test that can tell the difference between "CBD" Delta 9 and "marijuana" Delta 9 THC, all sorts of problems legal problems can and will arise!

    "On the contrary, Your Honor, that 5 gallons of pure Delta 9 THC is all made from hemp and 100% legal! Can the prosecution prove otherwise?"....... :judge: "Case dismissed!" "I'm outta here!" :bolt:

    This MAY be the final straw that breaks prohibition's back! :yay:

    On to the article- the guy in the article is making a hemp-derived Delta 9 beverage with 10 mg of THC, which, by volume, brings it in at less than the government's (ridiculous) .3% THC for hemp. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in the courts!

    What looks like pot, acts like pot, but is legal nearly everywhere? Meet hemp-derived delta-9 THC.
    What is hemp-derived delta 9 THC? New product skirts marijuana rules.

    ST. LOUIS — It was not shocking that people listening to musicians covering Grateful Dead and Phish songs in October at a dive bar here would be interested in trying a new drink containing delta-9 THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in weed.

    What was unusual was seeing a bar owner – in this case, Pop’s Blue Moon’s Joshua Grigaitis – grab cans of the drink and give them to customers without looking over his shoulder in a state where recreational pot remains illegal, for now. Missouri voters will decide whether to liberalize the law in the Nov. 8 election.

    “Contains 10mg of the good stuff, which equals less than .3% by volume. This means it can be sold almost anywhere!” Grigaitis posted on Facebook last month when he announced the new products from his Mighty Kind cannabis-infused drink company: hemp-derived delta-9 THC seltzer in “cherry blossom” or “heady lemon” flavors.

    Grigaitis thinks he is on solid legal footing in selling the seltzer because it comes from hemp, not marijuana, two plants from the same Cannabis genus. Still, he labels the cans with the percentage of THC by volume, which refers to a federal limit allowed for hemp, because he anticipates scrutiny of his product.

    Rather than offer his drink in the crowded market for medical and adult-use marijuana — which remains illegal at the federal level and faces costly taxes and regulations where legal at the state level — Grigaitis thinks a loophole in a federal law concerning hemp allows him to sell a product that offers the same sort of buzz at his bar, online, and just about everywhere else.

    As such, he said hemp-derived delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol products have the “potential to flip the entire cannabis industry upside down.” (Snipped)

    Granny :wave:
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  2. So … what?
    The hemp industry can’t get the textiles side of it going so they are just desperately trying to compete with the rec cannabis market?
    I’ve talked to quite a few clients about D8, and nobody was impressed at all. Most disliked the experience.
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  3. I guess it's legal because there is a hemp company located in Carmel, Indiana and they have been selling D9. They haven't taking the product off of the website. Not unless they just now came out with a different D9?
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    What the actual F*** is taking the rest of you so damn long?
    We kicked the door open when??
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  5. #5 Galaxy420, Jan 17, 2023
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    it's THC-a ( tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) in every single Trichome of a Cannabis plant ( Cannabaceae) ... THC-a is not going to be another compound created on the cannabis plant if its actually THC-a . irregardless if it's Hemp or " marijuana" LOL- the THC-a will decarboxylate down to THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol ) every single time THC-a is heated .
    Basically people are still left Trying to retain a very small amount of plant cannabinoid from a Fibrous type of cannabis plant ( Stupid laws) While the Flowering form that creates up to 300% more ( !!!?) is the illegal form > ok

    imagine all the wasted energy , all the wasted effort to get a few mg of THC-a from a field of Ruderalis cannabis plants when you could just grow one cannabis flowering plant and get all that LOL

    edit - to match the actual theme there - imagine all the CBD-a plants needed to be made into CBD with further Chemical breakdown or rearrangement with acids to form all that CBD into THC d9 or THC d8 etc.... it is very easily done to change CBD to THC ... the two compounds have the Same Chiral center and isoform that converts from olivetolic acid, geranyl pyrophosphate that forms into cannabigerolic acid then down into CBD-a or THC-a ...
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  6. not to kick a good thing But I seriously question the validity of requiring a doctor to prescribe something they are in no way taught to prescribe - plants as medicines . Seems cannabis too is in this odd scenario where it literally the only one ! honestly not sure what other plants in our reality need that . so right out the starting gate there is glaring issues with needing a doc to sign something to get you a plant ... the Entirety of cannabis' Law leads me to feeling the exact same way ... Drained as Fuckl
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  7. The whole damn system was / is whacky as could be with de-frocked Doctors working out of falling down, half closed moldy Medical buildings as long past their prime as the Doctors writing the so called "Recommendations"
    I just laughed and went along with the game and still keep an active card as it saves me recreation tax in other states when we travel. Has already paid for itself several times over each year. $35.00

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  8. No sh%$!!! And the Indiana General Assembly is bitchin' because they don't have enough money to go around. Why?? Their tax dollars that they are suppose to get isn't enough to go around. So who is paying the price? Teachers, school children, healthcare. In my personal opinion, evaluating new patients to recommend them for medical cannabis, if I was a doctor, I would practice in a legal state. Easy money for a 15 minute appointment. So illegal states get quite a few doctors that could care less about treating you. I thought Owensboro was seriously lacking in the doctor department. Indiana's worse. I don't know what happened but St. Mary's isn't in Evansville anymore. They have been replaced by Ascension. So E'ville doesn't have a level 2 trauma center. That is not a good thing. That means if anyone in Evansville or Owensboro needs a level one trauma center, they will have to be flown to Indianapolis or Louisville for treatment.
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