UPDATE: from @theblacklistxyz (their IG is currently shutdown by Instagram):
Reports starting on July 28th alleged that Champs Trade Show was being searched for all booths that have Delta-8 THC products.
The show is currently happening in Las Vegas, NV and this news was posted by TheBlackListxyz. The latest that they are posting is that there were no DEA or FBI agents involved.
Champs is one of the biggest cannabis culture centric trade shows and has been incredible for the development of the the legalized cannabis industry as more states change their laws and policies around marijuana. The platform has helped not only with networking and business for cannabis companies but with overall education and advocacy as well.
Big Mike is the founder of Advanced Nutrients, one of the longest running and most popular brands of quality nutrient products for cannabis cultivators, and posted this on his Instagram:
Another Facebook post that shared the original post by @TheBlackListxyz included this comment:
What Is Delta-8 THC?
Delta-8 THC is one of the newest cannabis creations on the market and can be found in a variety of different products. It is a psychoactive cannabinoid commonly extracted from hemp. Psychoactive is a term used to describe something that “affects the mind”. However, delta-8 THC does not produce the same high that is associated with marijuana. That effect is the result of consuming delta-9 THC, the predominant cannabinoid in marijuana. Delta-9 THC is legal in states with a recreational adult-use or medical marijuana program. Delta-8 THC is in a bit of a legal gray area since it comes from the hemp plant. Delta-8 is very desirable especially for those living in areas that do not have a legalized cannabis program.
Is Delta-8 THC Legal?
The 2018 federal law (an extension to the Farm Bill) that legalized CBD/hemp products said they couldn’t be more than 0.3% delta-9, but it said nothing about delta-8. This as been loosely interpreted as a green light for delta-8, and some officials also see an opening for it. Wisconsin’s Legislative Council, a research service for lawmakers, concluded last year that delta-8 products may qualify as hemp if they’re below the delta-9 threshold, though the council cautioned it wasn’t giving legal advice. But within the last year, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration has said that “synthetically derived” THC and delta-8 specifically are controlled substances effectively illegal to consumers.