Need to Close the Farm Bill Loophole

 A loophole in the farm bill has allowed sellers to process CBD from hemp into Delta-8 THC, Delta-10 THC and THC-0. We urge our followers to write to your Reps in Congress and the Senate and demand they close the loophole, using this form  letter.

Delta-8 THC,  Delta-10 THC and other THC analogs are sold in gas stations and smoke shops throughout the country. Many states have banned these products, but most have not. Unfortunately, these products have been getting into the hands of children and teens who are vaping it.

In certain cases, the children have become very sick or even psychotic.  Brian Fuller, who was vaping both Delta-8 and Delta-9 THC cartridges died by suicide in late 2021.  

In Virginia, a 4 year-old died from ingesting his mother’s Delta-8 gummies.  Because of this urgent danger, we ask that Congress close the loophole in the Farm Bill which allowed for these dangerous products to proliferate.  

The CBD “miracle” potion has a dark side

Since 2019, the Food and Drug Administrations issued many warnings to companies misrepresenting CBD and adding it to food and beverages illegally. 

CBD products hit the American market in 2019 and 2020, when it was pushed as the latest miracle potion.  CBD or cannabidiol is one of more than 60 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. It was traditionally assumed that CBD can counteract the psychoactive qualities of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component responsible for the “high” of marijuana.  Marijuana plants have small amounts of CBD.  Its relative, the hemp plant, is mainly CBD with only trace amounts of THC.

That farm bill which legalized the production and sale of hemp carried the stipulation that dry hemp could not have more than .03 percent THC.  Hemp is presumably the main source of CBD sold in supplements, creams and as a health product today.   The miracle claims about these product have been the subject of the FDA’s warnings to companies selling CBD.  

USA Today recently published an article on how these companies escape marijuana regulation.

Read our article about Delta-8 THC, and an article about Delta-10 THC.