a. “Cannabis” is a species of plants that includes both “Hemp” and
“Marijuana”. The difference is primarily in how the plants are grown,
processed, and/or the “cannabinoid” content of them.
The term “Marijuana” though commonly used, has a controversial origin.
It often refers to the type of cannabis with a high concentration of
THC, the chemical compound that induces the psychoactive effects. High
cannabis is cultivated and processed for both recreational and medical
marijuana in areas where it is permitted.
Hemp is often referred to as “Industrial Hemp” and can be used for CBD
extraction, fiber, paper, food products, and many other uses. Hemp must
legally contain no more than 0.3% THC
Delta-8 cannabis products are legal to possess and use in 32 states. Delta-8 is illegal in the following states:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
Yes, due to the similar metabolism to delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC will show up as positive for delta-9.
The legal limit of delta-9-THC allowable in hemp products is less than 0.3%. This does NOT apply to delta-8-THC.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the
“2018 Farm Bill,” legalized the cultivation of hemp and the sale of products
derived from hemp, which contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC (with
certain restrictions). The 2018 Farm Bill was signed on December 20, 2018