When the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law by President Donald Trump, it gave more leniency to cannabis growers and farmers. The farm bill basically states that cannabis-based products can be legally sold if they contain less than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC in them. Delta-9 THC is the main form of the THC compound found in cannabis plants. But if you were to purchase THC oil, it would contain Delta-8 THC instead.
The two main differences between Delta-9 THC and Delta-8 THC pertain to their legality and psychoactive potency. Cannabis products with more than 3% Delta-9 THC are illegal because of their intense psychoactive properties. Delta-8 THC, on the other hand, is federally legal and also legal in most states because it has less intense psychoactive properties than Delta-9 THC.
Before this bill was passed, virtually all hemp and cannabis-based products were illegal at the federal level. But this legislation broke through the first major legal barrier effecting the cannabis industry at that level. And since Delta-8 THC is different than Delta-9 THC, then it is legal as well.
Therefore, it doesn’t matter how much Delta-8 THC is in a cannabis product because this specific cannabinoid is not outlawed, according to the provisions of the 2018 Farm Bill.
The New Money Maker
The 2018 Farm Bill has been a blessing for many cannabis growers and businesses in the recreational marijuana industry. It has given them two ways to legally make money from selling cannabis products.
First, the bill allows merchants to sell CBD products, which is a completely different type of cannabinoid with no THC in it. These produces have been manufactured into edibles, oils, and vapes. Second, the bill allows merchants to sell Delta-8 THC products, which is a type of THC with low psychoactive potency.
For example, if you wanted to consume THC vape cartridges of the Durban Poison Strain, it would now be totally legal to do so. Before 2018, it was not federally legal to consume any type of cannabis-based product, whether it had CBD or Delta-8 THC. Now, it is legal to consume either one of them.
As a result, several online and in-person storefronts have formed over the last two years. They sell at least four different types of Delta-8 THC products. Here is an overview of them:
1) Delta-8 THC Tinctures
Delta-8 THC tincture products basically have Delta-8 THC oil in them. You consume it the same way you would consume CBD oil. You simply unscrew the cap and use the dropper that is attached underneath it. Place a few drops under your tongue and the natural compounds of the oil should circulate through your bloodstream within minutes.
2) Delta-8 THC Gummies
Delta-8 THC Gummies are usually marketed as nano-infused gummies. In other words, nano particles of Delta-8 THC have been infused into ordinary gummy candies to create these unique edible THC products. All you need to do is eat the gummies to experience the euphoric high that they offer to you.
3) Delta-8 THC Vape Cartridges
Delta-8 THC vape cartridges are some of the biggest money makers right now in the industry. The 2018 Farm Bill was the sole reason why this product is out now. Prior to the bill, the federal government would have taken action against any merchant who tried to sell any type of THC, even Delta-8 THC. Now, merchants can rest easy because they won’t be pursued by the government anymore.
4) Delta-8 THC Flower
Some people prefer to smoke their Delta-8 THC like a joint. If you are one of these people, then look for Delta-8 THC marketed as a “Caviar Cone.” It is another name for a hemp flower strain rolled into a joint and infused with Delta-8 THC distillate. Hawaiian Haze Flower is the most popular flower used for this.
Recreational marijuana is technically still illegal under federal law. However, the federal government does not enforce this law. They pretty much leave it up to the states to enforce their own recreational marijuana laws.
Before the 2018 Farm Bill passed, the federal law was only interested in charging people for consuming any THC-based product. Now that the law has passed, they will only pursue someone who consumes a product with more than 0.3% of Delta-9 THC.