IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION: In the world of chemistry, there are times when you cannot abbreviate. This is one of those times. I need to clarify and emphasize for those who have their eyes glaze over when they read the chemistry in my description box that the DEA is reclassifying Delta 8 THC-0 and Delta 9 THC-0, not Delta 8 THC. Thank you to the viewer (C.S.) who brought this to my attention!
Ex-prosecutor Tom Grieve explains how a new DEA ruling directly impacts firearm laws and maybe even you or someone that you know.
Just like the ATF used their rule making ability (yet to be determined if legal and constitutional) to reclassify pistols with pistol braces as a short barreled rifle, the DEA has been inspired to get in on the action by reclassifying delta 8 THC and delta 9 THCO as now schedule 1. This means that in the eyes of the federal government -and possible your local+state government soon- those delta 8 stores that you may have seen pop up around town are now illegal.
But what does this mean for the 2nd amendment and firearms? Simple: it suddenly and without warning risks the mass incarceration of anyone who was legally partaking in delta 8 THC due to a lethal interplay between many drug and gun laws. Check out the video for more details.
Delta-9-THCO and delta-8-THCO do not occur naturally in the cannabis plant and can only be obtained synthetically, and therefore do not fall under the definition of hemp. Delta-9-THCO and delta-8-THCO are tetrahydrocannabinols having similar chemical structures and pharmacological activities to those contained in the cannabis plant.
Thus, delta-9-THCO and delta-8-THCO meet the definition of “tetrahydrocannabinols,” and they (and products containing delta-9-THCO and delta-8- THCO) are controlled in schedule I by 21 U.S.C. § 812(c) Schedule I, and 21 CFR § 1308.11(d). The Controlled Substances Code Number (CSCN) assigned to these substances are 7370, which is that of tetrahydrocannabinols, and the conversion factors (CF) are 1.00. Because delta-9-THCO and delta-8-THCO are controlled substances, they do not meet the definition of controlled substance analogues under 21 U.S.C. § 813.
Legal Disclaimer: nothing in this video is offered as legal advice or a formation of attorney-client relationship. If you want to hire my firm to be a client, you need to do just that and hire us… not watch us on the internet. If that offends your delicate sensibilities, just stop and be an adult. If you are outside of Wisconsin and want an attorney, contact one near where you are and stop trying to blame the internet and other people for your problems.
Link to attorney Tom Grieve’s brief bio
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