Exhale Wellness is a brand that deals in various products varying from gummies, edibles, vape cartridges, weed flowers, and pre-rolls. Industry experts go as far as to claim that these products are exactly what one needs to get a mild high – minus the paranoia.
Delta 8 THC is getting all the glory as its popularity continues to increase at an exponential rate. Delta-8 is famous for providing an enjoyable buzz sans that heightened euphoria, as brought on by psychoactive substances. Post-consuming, people can still carry out day-to-day tasks.
The year 2018 saw an amendment in marijuana laws. These laws legalized cannabinoids that were extracted from hemp and, in turn, gave birth to country-wide sales of CBD & Delta-8. As a result, in today’s world, Delta-8 products are everywhere. But no one knows if Delta-8 products will be found anywhere in the near future.
Regardless, products infused with the Delta-8 are marketed as legal in 38 states for now. This creates a loophole, thereby allowing consumption by those living in states where cannabis is banned.
But is Delta-8 legal? Or is it on its way to get banned?
Factually speaking, hemp has around five-hundred chemical compounds and contains over a hundred different cannabinoids; this includes different kinds of THC and Delta-8 is one of them.
Trade groups in the hemp industry do not support the legalization of Delta-8 products for primarily its mystery. On the other hand, industry lawyers continue to maintain that laws are likely to change as they fall under a grey area. Which means, Delta-8, and products infused with it, can be banned anytime.
Undeterred, different Hemp companies continue to promote Delta-8 products as the ‘legal’ way to get high. Technically, there’s nothing wrong with that. Since anything that’s not illegal is legal. Still, some find this debatable.
As of now, 14 states including Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, New York, Mississippi, and Rhode Island, have banned the sale of these Delta-8 products. The reason behind this ban is the lack of research surrounding the psychoactive effects of this compound.
There are hardly any state laws that address Delta-8 directly. Therefore, this product falls under laws concerning Hemp. So delta-8 is technically legal.
The Farm Bill also fails to mention details regarding Delta-8. However, it states that hemp-derived products will be considered legal only if they are THC-free.
Some lawyers also believe Delta-8 products are illegal. This is because the Farm Bill legalizes Delta-8 products only if they are obtained from hemp. But in reality, that is not the case. Most manufacturers derive Delta-8 from CBD, which is altered synthetically. This makes the issue more nerve-wracking than it already is.
Moreover, Delta-8 is being sold outside the legal industry. And that poses a threat to its legalization. Which can result in the government stepping in and banning the product altogether. Contrary to popular belief, the argument that Delta-8 is harmful is not a concern in its legalization process. What concerns everyone out there is the fact that harmful compounds could be mixed with Delta-8 – a reality that’s not just against the law but dangerous too.
The legal status of Delta-8, therefore, can only be confirmed once the compound gets its due share of research. The court’s verdict on the matter will then either help clear the way for Delta-8 THC or lead to a complete ban.
Despite consistent opposition though, Delta-8 continues to make a big splash in the legal cannabis industry. Until the legislators legislate, Delta-8 fans can only hope for the compound’s safe future. Until then, they can seek refuge in trustworthy manufacturers of their beloved Delta-8.
As summed up by Harvey David, a religious user of Exhale Wellness’ Delta-8 products, “There is no better feeling than knowing that you are consuming a good quality product to get a slight buzz”.