Report Shows Illegal Amounts of Delta-9 THC in Some Delta-8 Products
Three-quarters of delta-8 THC products sold in the U.S. are in violation of federal law, a new lab analysis has revealed. The report, commissioned by CBD Oracle and conducted by FESA Labs, analyzed the delta-8 and delta-9 THC content of 51 of the most popular hemp-derived delta-8 THC products, finding that 76% were above the 0.3% limit for delta-9.
Below is a statement from Oracle on the lab findings:
“Delta-8 THC products are supposedly legal under the 2018 Farm Bill, if they contain less than 0.3% delta-9 THC. Very rapidly, an industry sprung up with very little oversight, promising a milder, “weed lite” experience that nobody knows whether they truly deliver.
“‘The current delta-8 products on the market are very concerning because there is no regulatory body monitoring the safety of these products,’ said Jayneil Kamdar, PhD from InfiniteCAL Labs.
“CBD Oracle found that 76% of products contained illegal levels of delta-9, with an average of 15% less delta-8 than advertised. In particular, DOPE’s Blueberry Muffin vape pen contained a massive 23% delta-9 THC – 77 times above the legal limit – and the average across all products was 6.6%. Additionally, Binoid’s Blue Dream contained just a third of the delta-8 it claimed to, had illegal levels of delta-9 and contained a completely undeclared 64% CBD.
“The lab reports on company websites barely resembled the products customers received (and two COAs had been altered). In addition, only 16% of companies instituted substantial age verification measures. This is a big issue because of the cognitive deficits and inhibitory problems that stem from regular THC use as a teen. There is also plenty of evidence that delta-9 increases the risk of psychosis or at least psychotic symptoms.
“Delta-8 THC products desperately need oversight. With one in five users experiencing paranoia and anxiety as a result of using delta-9, not declaring its presence while claiming a “lighter” experience is a serious breach of consumer trust. The report pushes for better quality and transparency in the delta-8 industry, improving consumer trust and the movement towards THC alternatives.”
The full report is available at https://cbdoracle.com.