Moonshot is excited to bring you the latest information on legal THC products derived from hemp! As you may know, the federal farm bill legalized hemp and its derivatives, including THC, in 2018. This has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for those interested in the benefits of THC without the psychoactive effects of marijuana.
But what is the difference between hemp and marijuana plants, and how is THC derived from hemp?
Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the cannabis plant, but they have some key differences. Hemp is grown specifically for industrial purposes, such as the production of textiles, paper, and building materials. It contains low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, usually less than 0.3% by weight. In contrast, marijuana is grown for its high THC content, typically ranging from 10-30%.
So how do we get THC from hemp plants? One method is through the use of rosin, a solventless extract made by applying heat and pressure to the plant material. Rosin can be further refined into rosin diamonds or rosin isolate, which are highly potent forms of THC. Another method is through the use of solvents like ethanol or CO2 to extract THC from the plant material, resulting in products like THC distillates. These distillates can then be used in a variety of products, such as gummies, baked goods, chocolate, candies, disposables, vaping cartridges, and concentrates.
It's important to note that not all THC products derived from hemp are legal in all states. Most states permit the sale of hemp-derived THC products as long as they contain less than 0.3% THC by weight. However, there are a few states, such as Nebraska, that prohibit the sale of hemp-derived THC products under state law. It's always a good idea to check your state's laws before purchasing THC products, whether they are derived from hemp or marijuana.
But what about other hemp-derived compounds like CBD? While CBD is legal at the federal level, some states have stricter laws regulating its use and sale. It's important to educate yourself on the laws in your state before using or purchasing CBD products.
Overall, the legalization of hemp and its derivatives has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for those interested in the potential benefits of THC without the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Moonshot is excited to bring you the latest information on legal THC products derived from hemp and we hope this post has provided some useful information for you. Don't forget to check your state's laws before purchasing THC products and always consume responsibly.