As a healthcare company, it is important to be aware of the laws and regulations which govern our businesses practices. As a part of our ongoing effort to keep you up-to-date with current issues, we would like to provide you with this article on DELTA-8 products. We will also briefly discuss the legal status of these products in some states within the U.S., as well as excise taxes for state-registered medical marijuana patients and you can look at more info.
Delta-8 Products are dietary supplements that contain naturally occurring ingredients such as acetate esters including delta-9 THC (Δ9 THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Delta-8 THC has all of the properties and effects of delta-9 THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) except it is approximately 80% less psychoactive. The main advantage to a product like DELTA-8, which contains naturally occurring ingredients, is that it can be marketed as a dietary supplement within the U.S., and therefore remain federally legal without jeopardizing any state or company licensing agreements or registrations.
The FDA has not approved Cannabis for any condition(s). As such, Delta-8 products are chemicals derived from naturally occurring cannabis, but they have been processed in such a way so as to concentrate certain components found only in cannabis leaving behind other components considered unnecessary chemicals when used for medicinal purposes. In other words, Delta-8 products are legal dietary supplements. The FDA only approves the use of Cannabis as an investigational drug (i.e., a Phase I or Phase II clinical trial).
Delta 8 online has been authorized by the DEA under the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act to be used in research as an Investigational New Drug (IND) and is currently being evaluated for its potential medicinal benefits and uses. As such, companies that manufacture and sell Delta 8 THC for this purpose must maintain compliance with federal laws including those related to controlled substances production, development, storage, and record-keeping requirements as outlined by the DEA.
Some states have legalized medical marijuana programs that allow for limited use of whole plant extracts containing various cannabinoids such as delta-9 THC. The use of delta-8 products is not an approved medical treatment and these products cannot be marketed as such nor can they be promoted for any medical purpose within these states where state law prohibits such activity.
Delta-8 products should only be purchased from companies that are compliant with federal laws related to controlled substances production, development, storage, and record-keeping requirements and who maintain compliance with state registration and/or licensing requirements that govern the business activities of their customers in each respective state. Please check your local laws before purchasing or using any Delta-8 product.