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The owner of a chain of cannabis dispensaries in Michigan lost an appeal of his federal drug law convictions, after the Sixth Circuit on Friday said he didn’t comply with the state’s medical marijuana law.
The appeals court also rejected the defendant’s invocation of a Prohibition-era case to try to rebut the general rule that ignorance or mistake of the law is no excuse.
Daniel Trevino was sole owner of Hydro World LLC, which turned into a dispensary chain after the state passed the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. The MMMA allows state-licensed qualifying patients and primary caregivers to possess limited …
Just like the U.S., Europe will also have to figure out how to deal with the growing trend of Delta-8 cannabis products, and it’s clear that the controversy is only just beginning.
There is a new cannabinoid in town on the U.S. side of the cannabis conversation these days. If you haven’t heard about Delta-8 at this point, you are probably living under a rock. The cannabinoid is being marketed as the “lighter” if not “less paranoid” version of Delta-9 THC. Even better, at least initially to intrepid entrepreneurs determined to beat the odds if not jump the shark into multi-state distribution, Delta-8 can be chemically extracted from hemp.
There is only one problem with all of this, of course, and that is where this argument bumps into science. Delta-8 can be created by merely oxidizing (exposing to air) good old Delta-9 THC, and from any kind of plant. The delta between the deltas, in other words, is very small. Just because Delta-8 (like Delta-9) can also be extracted from hemp, the cannabinoid has been reported to give consumers similar psychoactive effects of Delta-9, while existing in a legal grey area.
In the middle of the hoopla, American states have begun to take