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Delta 8: A 5-Part Series


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Delta 8: A 5-Part Series

By National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC)

Throughout June, the National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC) put together a series of five articles in their weekly newsletter highlighting the divergent opinions around hemp-derived delta-8 THC.

The NIHC initially wrote about what delta-8 is and why it’s controversial before looking at the road ahead. To contribute to the series of articles, NIHC brought in former Hemp Industries Association President Rick Trojan, who defended delta-8 THC by making the case that hemp and all hemp derivatives were made legal under the 2018 Farm Bill. U.S. Hemp Roundtable General Counsel Jonathan Miller contributed to the series with an opinion that delta-8 THC should be regulated through the well-regulated dispensary system in states that have legal adult-use cannabis while pointing out the public warnings of the FDA and CDC. Kristi Wolff, a partner at the law firm Kelley Drye, and her colleague Cristina Ferretti opined about the Ninth Circuit’s decision on delta-8 and what it means to the regulatory challenges before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the states.

Before wrapping up the series with NIHC’s opinion on delta-8 THC, they asked the question: If the CDC and the FDA are saying delta-8 THC is dangerous, but the courts are saying it’s legal, how does the industry move forward?

If you’re interested in reading the series in its entirety, you can find the links to each of the articles here:

Part 1 of 5: What Is Delta-8?

Part 2 of 5: Why Delta 8 THC and all Hemp-Derived Cannabinoids Are Good for the Industry, Rick Trojan, Former President of the Hemp Industries Association.

Part 3 of 5: The Future for Delta-8 THC is in the Highly Regulated; Adult-Use Market, Jonathan Miller, General Counsel for the U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Part 4 of 5: Ninth Circuit Decision Provides Clarity While Raising New Questions, Kristi Wolff and Christina Ferretti of Kelley, Drye & Warren LLP

Part 5 of 5: Our Take on Delta-8 THC, The National Industrial Hemp Council of America (NIHC)

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