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State Governments Are Starting To Ban Delta-8 THC

By Terry Hacienda, The Fresh Toast on

Published in Cannabis Daily

Last month, a warning was raised by a chemist on the constituents of delta-8 THC, its production techniques, and other unknowns.

Delta-8 THC is fast becoming an ever-present compound. While this may seem like good news, it is a thing of concern. There seems to be a lot of misinformation about this compound, with a lot of concerns about the production, labeling, and marketing strategy.

Colorado has recently banned sales of delta-8 THC products, and other states like Vermont have already removed it from the shelves.

Delta-8 THC is commercially produced by different companies., with each company having its unique technique for preparing d8 isolates. These techniques have no regulations and most times third-party tests are not done. Because to this, some companies are introducing unhealthy compounds like heavy metals when creating these isolates.

This poses a huge risk to consumers that constantly purchase food items containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol. Not to forget that these items can be found almost everywhere. More so, producers and vendors are actively marketing these products.

The question that remains is: How safe are these products? The marketers don’t seem to know, neither do the vendors. If they do, they are not giving any proof.

 

Four weeks ago, a warning was raised by Josh Swider on the constituents of the delta-8 THC, its production techniques, and other unknowns. Who Is Josh Swider? He is a chemist whose drive is to obtain considerable knowledge about the workings of science. He is well versed in the medical properties and benefits of cannabis and is always on the hunt for deeper knowledge on the subject.

This is why he is inclined to know why there is a limited amount of research, as well as public awareness about delta-8 infused products.

It is worthy to note that he is one of the co-founders of Chemical Analysis Labs, also called Infinite CAL. CAL was established in 2016 by Mr. Swider and fellow chemist David Merlius.

The mission statement of the company reads: “to provide the cannabis industry with accurate and timely analytical services of the highest quality while meeting or exceeding their clients’ expectations.” Why A Caution Flag Is Needed On The Race For Delta-8 THC A few weeks ago during an interview,  Swider, who emphasized that he wasn’t an attorney, stated clearly that the World Health Organizatin (WHO) guidelines on the production of delta-8 weren’t clear enough.The synthesis of one cannabinoid to another is classified illegal by the WHO.

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