Yo, did you hear the news?
The DEA just dropped their new “slaver’s agreement” on us. They’re violating our bodily autonomy and calling it a “crime.” They’re trying to take away our liberty under the 12th Amendment and make us property of the state.
And why? Because they want to crack down on Delta-8 THC, which they consider a “loophole.”
Let me break it down for you, homies. The DEA is proposing new rules that would make synthetically manufactured cannabinoids, like Delta-8 THC, illegal. They’re doing this based on recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Terrance Boos, the chief of the DEA’s Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, revealed these plans during the agency’s Supply Chain Conference. One proposed change is to “decontrol CBD up to 0.1 percent THC.” But don’t get too excited – it’s a tiny step in the right direction.
The DEA claims that these new rules will provide clarity and eliminate confusion surrounding the legal status of various cannabinoids. Since the federal legalization of hemp and its derivatives under the 2018 Farm Bill, the market for cannabis products has exploded. But lawmakers in various states are scrambling to create regulations for these products, especially delta-8 THC.
Now here’s where it gets shady. Delta-8 THC does occur naturally in cannabis in trace amounts, and the DEA had previously confirmed that these natural constituents were uncontrolled. But now they want to crack down on “synthetic delta-8 THC,” which is produced through a chemical process that converts CBD into this delightful compound.
They argue that synthetic tetrahydrocannabinols, like delta-8 THC, are not exempt from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), unlike their naturally produced counterparts.
Basically, they just closed the “loophole” with legal Delta 8.
This move is straight-up ridiculous. The DEA wants to tighten their grip on a compound that can be obtained naturally from the plant but is suddenly deemed dangerous when synthesized in a lab. It’s almost as if they’re determined to make our lives as difficult as possible while completely disregarding scientific evidence and the will of the people.
And let’s not forget about Biden and his crew. They’re trying to set it up so that Pharma can get main control over the cannabis industry. It doesn’t matter what party they’re from – they all serve the same masters.
We need to stay informed and engaged, my friends. Companies and individuals must pay attention and actively participate in the discussions surrounding these issues.
The FDA’s lack of regulatory guidance only adds to the confusion. The FDA has yet to establish clear rules for hemp-derived CBD products, leaving companies and consumers in limbo.
The FDA has the power to reschedule cannabis and provide much-needed regulatory clarity. But they claim they lack the authority to do so without congressional support. Meanwhile, the DEA insists on relying on the FDA’s scientific review before making any moves. It’s a never-ending loop of bureaucratic inertia leaving us stuck in a limbo of uncertainty.
While we wait for the DEA’s final rule on synthetic cannabinoids, we must remain vigilant and united in our fight for cannabis freedom.
But let’s talk about how this will impact the cannabis industry, especially in states that don’t have cannabis laws on the books.
In a nutshell, the DEA has given themselves the power to go out and bust up any sales of Delta-8 that “isn’t natural.” They can conduct raids or at least send out “cease and desist” letters to those establishments that are currently selling it.
But the real victims here are people who need access to cannabis in prohibition states. Delta-8 THC has been providing a legal avenue for individuals, including veterans and those suffering from chronic pain, to access the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without running afoul of strict state laws. It was a glimmer of hope, a ray of light in the darkness of prohibition.
But the DEA has decided to crush that hope by classifying Delta-8 THC as illegal. They have cut off the legal option for those who rely on its medicinal properties. Once again, individuals in prohibition states are forced to go underground, to seek out illicit sources for their cannabis needs. It’s a tragic cycle that perpetuates the black market and denies people access to safe, regulated products.
The DEA’s decision is particularly disheartening because it disregards the growing acceptance and tolerance of adult drug use in our society. As more states embrace cannabis legalization, it seems the DEA is desperately clinging to the vestiges of a bygone era. They choose to stifle progress and maintain their grip on power.
In doing so, they undermine the rights of individuals to make informed choices about their own well-being and perpetuate the harms of the black market. It’s a lose-lose situation.
It’s time for a new conversation, homies. We need to challenge outdated notions surrounding drugs, drug use, and individual autonomy. We must question the hypocrisy that exists in our society, where we are allowed to consume unhealthy processed foods and poison ourselves with high-fructose garbage but lack the intelligence to make informed decisions about other substances.
We should have the right to determine what we put into our bodies, as long as we are aware of the risks and benefits involved. The freedom to make choices about our own well-being should extend to all areas of consumption, not just those deemed acceptable by societal norms.
Let us be outspoken about these issues, my friends. We must challenge those who cling to archaic ideas and stand in the way of progress. It is time to evolve beyond the restrictive mindset of the 1900s and embrace a future where individual autonomy is cherished and respected.
Together, we can create a society that truly embraces individual autonomy as a sacred right. The time for change is now, and we must forge a path towards a future where the rights of individuals are paramount.