The 2018 Farm bill legalized any cannabis and related products with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC, leaving a loophole for products with the intoxicating delta 8 THC, which is both naturally occurring and can be made from CBD. This has left those in the market wondering if delta 8 products will be a threat to those in the delta 9 market, or if it will be another opportunity.
Unadulterated cannabis concentrates can contain unknown substances depending on how they were produced. One compound that recently appeared is known as Delta-10-THC, an almost entirely unexplored form of THC. The cannabinoid has only been discovered after cannabis was highly processed, although it is touted as plant-derived by some companies. So, is delta-10-THC natural or synthetic?
The intoxicating ingredient, THC, was officially isolated in 1964. After 56 years, an isomer of THC, Delta-10-THC, was identified in cannabis extract for the first time. But, how many different variations and isomers of THC are truly in cannabis, and how many more can exist if we go beyond the realm of quantitative data?
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