A New Approach To Regulating Hemp Products: The ‘THC In Milligrams’ Limit

A New Approach To Regulating Hemp Products: The 'THC In Milligrams' Limit

In June of 2018, the United States House and Senate Regulating passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the Farm Bill, making hemp federally legal in the United States.

While this may seem like a major leap forward for hemp enthusiasts everywhere, many complications arise from the passing of this bill.

For example, since Hemp comes from Cannabis sativa L., CBD oils are largely unregulated in states with more stringent laws regarding marijuana possession and distribution,

especially when other non-THC cannabis compounds like CBG, CBC, and more enter into the mix.

FDA Updates Regulations on Hemp & Cannabinoids

The FDA updates regulations on hemp & cannabinoids in response to the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized the production of industrial hemp under state law.

Now, it can be sold nationwide, with requirements that have been loosened or eliminated Regulating by the new laws. Before now, hemp-derived products were not recognized as a legal source of food and dietary supplements.

THC content was also previously capped at 0.3% to create some safety precautions and ensure manufacturers weren’t marketing their products as CBD products if they contained any THC whatsoever.

This update allows manufacturers to create products with up to one-tenth of a percent of THC, which is still negligible compared to most marijuana strains available today.

What Does This Mean For Consumers?

First, they would need to look at the ingredients list on the packaging. A package of Regulating that reads Hemp Extract is not allowed to contain THC content over .3%. If a label doesn’t specify what form of hemp it contains (cannabinoids,

CBD or THC), consumers should be wary and inquire about what it does contain before purchasing. Another label you’ll find on some packages will read per serving for THC content. As long as the THC content is under .3% per serving size, this should be safe for consumption.

History Of Legalization

For over 50 years, cannabis and hemp were broadly  Regulating tolerated. But then, in the early 20th century, campaigns by anti-cannabis groups like Narcotics Bureau led to a ban on marijuana sales (production continued).

They then targeted specific plants they felt were a threat to society and pressured legislators to pass laws prohibiting their cultivation and possession. This Regulating culminated in 1937 when Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Regulating  Act which significantly raised federal revenue through the taxation of cannabis consumers.

What Is THC?

To understand the new approach to regulating hemp products, it is important to first understand THC. There are over 80 different compounds found in hemp.

Of these compounds, only two – THC and CBD – produce psychological effects that may impair thinking and judgment. Marijuana, or cannabis, is a plant with at least three distinct chemical varieties (known as species).

These varieties contain varying amounts of the compound THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s estimated that hemp produces a significantly lower quantity of THC than marijuana plants typically grown for recreational purposes.

How Does THC Affect Your Body?

The human body produces a similar chemical to THC, called anandamide. This substance has many functions in the body, one of which is to promote a sense of well-being.

When someone consumes THC, anandamide production increases in an attempt to fight off the intoxicating effects. Continued use can lead to a lowered production of this naturally occurring substance.

When combined with the other short and long-term effects of smoking marijuana (see Long-Term Effects section), people may experience more anxiety or withdrawal symptoms when they stop using cannabis.

When Are CBD Products Approved?

  1. Seek a resolution with the retailer or manufacturer.
  2. Return the product to the store for a refund, credit, or replacement (if available).
  3. File a complaint with Consumer Affairs and speak to them about a possible recall of products if there is concern that they pose an unreasonable risk of serious injury or death.

How Do I Find Out How Much THC Is In My Product?

Different hemp-based products have different THC contents, so it’s important to know how much THC is in the product you are consuming.

Here’s a little Regulating math for you to figure out how much THC is in your hemp product! There are 3 milligrams of cannabinoids per milliliter of liquid and 10 milliliters of liquid per standard serving. Here’s an example:

Let’s say there are 4 servings in your bottle, which means 40 Regulating milliliters. 40 x 3=120 so 120mg of cannabinoids would be contained in that one bottle.

What Can You Do If You Have An Issue With Your Product?

If you are experiencing an issue with your product, there is no need to panic. Every situation is different and the right course of action will depend on the issue.

Your best bet is to contact us so we can help figure out a solution for you and your product. Remember,

what works for one person may not work for another, so if you think there’s a resolution that would be better suited for your needs than our current solutions, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

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