For thousands of years, the beneficial properties of cannabis have been recognized and utilized. Initially valued for its versatility as a food and fiber source, cannabis is now renowned for its psychoactive effects. While the acceptance and recreational use of cannabis is growing in the United States, it’s essential to understand the distinctions between different types of cannabis plants and their legal status.
Cannabis plants can contain various compounds, including psychoactive components such as delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or non-psychoactive ones like cannabidiol (CBD). Plants cultivated for recreational use typically have high levels of THC, while those grown for industrial purposes contain low levels of THC. These industrial cannabis plants are commonly referred to as “hemp.”
The 2018 Farm Bill opened the doors for the production and sale of hemp-derived products, including cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-8-THC. CBD has gained significant popularity due to its potential therapeutic benefits and is available in various forms such as oils, topicals, and edibles. Delta-8-THC, another hemp-derived compound, has also seen a surge in interest. Although some states have banned the sale of delta-8-THC, it remains available online and in tobacco shops in states where it is legal.
In recent months, awareness and interest have grown around delta-9 THC-O acetate, a synthetic counterpart of THC. Unlike naturally occurring compounds, delta-9 THC-O must be produced through a chemical reaction involving delta-9 or delta-8 THC. This process yields a dark, oily liquid that can be consumed. Delta-9 THC-O acetate is available in liquid form for vaping purposes and can also be found in edible products like gummies.
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