Stakeholders square off over delta-8

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[Second in a series of recaps on industry developments in 2021]

In a still-unfolding story in the United States, delta-8 THC is a point of contention among stakeholders and industry groups. Delta-8, which is not a natural derivative of cannabis, is produced by extracting CBD from industrial hemp and then using acetic acid to turn it into THC through a chemical process. Proponents have argued that because delta-8 THC is derived from hemp, which is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, those products should be legal. Opponents say the 2018 Farm Bill never intended to legalize the compound. Stories about delta-8 THC most popular among HempToday readers this year were:

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