USPS Postpones Vape Ban, Not Yet Ready To Implement Final Rule

The long-awaited ban on mailing vape products will be delayed, according to the United States Postal Service, because the agency needs more time to figure out exactly how to implement the sweeping changes.

The ban was supposed to take effect Monday and apply to all vape companies, even those shipping products without nicotine. Since it spanned the cannabis industry, numerous companies the produce and/or distribute vape products have said the change will “severely harm their businesses.” This ban has been on the horizon for months now, but in a short exchange with MJBizDaily, a Postal Service spokesman said that USPS isn’t ready to implement the final rule just yet.

“Despite our best efforts, in order to ensure thorough and thoughtful consideration of the complex issues and voluminous comments by industry, individual, and governmental stakeholders, the Postal Service is unable to publish a final rule by today’s target date,” spokesman David P. Coleman said in an email.

Coleman said the USPS would finalize the rule “as soon as possible.” He added that “Mailers should be prepared for implementation upon publication anytime.”

Just last week the Postal Service reminded businesses about the ban so they can make whatever changes are needed and possible. FedEx and UPS already have said they will follow the U.S. Postal Service’s directive and will NOT ship any vape products. With no major carriers willing to move vape products, businesses are now stuck navigating both the new PACT Act requirements and finding a new way to ship their products.

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Background on The Vape Ban

This vape ban is not a ban in the true sense of the word. It’s a ban on the shipping of vape products, not on the actual use, production, or sale of them. And because cannabis vape products fall under the general term of ‘tobacco products’, it doesn’t actually specify anything about cannabis, if we’re choosing to get technical here.

The ban is for “tobacco” vaping products being shipped through UPS, FEDEX, USPS, and other major couriers. This does not mean companies cannot sell products, or ship them through the mail through a small private company, but it does mean they will need to scramble a bit and figure out what they will do before

In a way, it’s a ban that isn’t technically a ban, as there is no ban on any company or individual. This means the US government is not trying to legally stop people from using these products, or companies from making them, but it does seem to be trying to determine how the public can get products, and what products will be available to them. Overregulation for the sake of overregulation.

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Final Thoughts

It might take a while before things are running smoothly for everyone. Companies will be looking for ways to get their products to consumers, while consumers are faced with the issue of finding their favorite items at the prices they’ve grown accustomed to. Luckily, this delay gives everyone a bit more time to stock up on Delta 8 vape carts before the new regulations are fully in place.  

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Sparing 420, Vape Ban Goes Into Full Effect 4/27

Out of all the major couriers, United States Postal Service had the latest cutoff date before the looming vape ban goes into effect. But here we are, the time has finally come and we’re now just shy of a week before we can no longer order vape products with the same ease and low prices that we’ve grown accustomed to.

At least they let us have 420, right? Already, Fedex, UPS, and a few other delivery services have began regulating the shipment of vape products under the new PACT Act, and the USPS is set to join them in about 1 week. As part of the amended PACT (Prevent All Human Trafficking) Act, the deliver of “ENDS” products directly to consumers will be prohibited or very strictly regulated.

The term ENDS stands for Electronic Delivery Nicotine Systems, but the term is used loosely to include “any electronic device that, through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavor, or any other substance to the user inhaling from the device,” including “an e-cigarette; an e-hookah; an e-cigar; a vape pen; an advanced refillable personal vaporizer; an electronic pipe; and any component, liquid, part, or accessory of a device described [above], without regard to whether the component, liquid, part, or accessory is sold separately from the device.”

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USPS was last to follow suit, but come April 27th, they will be amending their regulations as well. If a courier decides to continue shipping vape products, they will be required to pay extra fees as well as checking ID and getting signatures at the time of delivery. It’s a very costly waste of time, so most companies are choosing to avoid dealing with these products altogether.

With no major carriers willing to move vape products, businesses are now stuck navigating both the new PACT Act requirements and finding a new way to ship their products.

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The Vape Ban Explained

This vape ban is not a ban in the true sense of the word. It’s a ban on the shipping of vape products, not on the actual use, production, or sale of them. And because cannabis vape products fall under the general term of ‘tobacco products’, it doesn’t actually specify anything about cannabis, if we’re choosing to get technical here.

The ban is for “tobacco” vaping products being shipped through UPS, FEDEX, USPS, and other major couriers. This does not mean companies cannot sell products, or ship them through the mail through a small private company, but it does mean they will need to scramble a bit and figure out what they will do before

In a way, it’s a ban that isn’t technically a ban, as there is no ban on any company or individual. This means the US government is not trying to legally stop people from using these products, or companies from making them, but it does seem to be trying to determine how the public can get products, and what products will be available to them. Overregulation for the sake of overregulation.

Final Thoughts

It’ll be rocky at the beginning, companies finding ways to get their products to consumers, and consumers trying to figure out the fastest and most affordable way to get what they need. For now, your best bet is to stock up and take advantage of all the 420 deals before the vape ban goes into effect. If you have a good amount of Delta 8 vape carts in your stash, that should buy you enough time until your favorite companies find a new way to ship your favorite products. Thanks to the unwavering adaptability of the cannabis industry, that shouldn’t take very long to do.

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Delta 8 Syringes, the Best Vape Ban Workaround

We’ve been talking about it for over a month, and this month the US mail vape ban went into effect. Luckily, the world is full of ingenuity, and as an answer to recent events, a new way of using cannabis has taken root. Delta 8 syringes are an inventive vape ban workaround.

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The vape ban

A quick recap of why this is happening at all. In December, former president Donald Trump signed off on The Omnibus Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package bill, a piece of sprawling omnibus legislation which involves tons of unattached provisions for things completely unrelated to the corona pandemic. Like the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which was wedged into this bill. What does this act do? It institutes a high level of regulation to the tobacco vaping industry, ending all mail shipments by USPS, as well as FedEx, UPS, and DHL which all agreed to participate.

Technically, no private carrier is banned from carrying products, but if the regulatory process is too costly, and a carrier cannot afford it, they won’t be able to provide this service. How USPS will go about things has not been released, but it is possible the government mail agency will carry vape products after strict guidelines can be uniformly implemented. USPS will give a final rule about how it will conduct itself in the future by the end of the month.

This is not an actual ban, however. The use, production, and sale of these products was in no way outlawed, but, in order to send them through the mail, any company must submit to a high – overbearing – amount of regulation, which is untenable for many product and shipping companies. In order for a company to send products through the mail, it must use a private delivery service that collects a signature at the point-of-receipt by an adult, as well as check about a million other boxes including registering with the attorney general, ATF, and all tax-collecting agencies in every place of business, walking all packages in by foot, using correct tax stamps, applying sales and excise taxes, and collecting information on customers to report to the government, among other things.

To be fair, it’s not all that weird for the government to regulate an industry. However, there are privacy protections that are in place to ensure no overstepping is done, like the 1974 Privacy Act laid out by the Department of Justice, which USPS functions off of, according to their own site. While there are 12 exceptions to this privacy rule, it is highly debatable that the reasoning for this mail ban requires such a privacy break. This mail ban may very well end in court, or need to be changed and downgraded from where it is now.

It is, perhaps, the extreme level of regulation that seems off in the end, as if vape juice was deadly material. It should be remembered that some of the specifications of business owners is to collect and report on the products being purchased by consumers and in what quantity. And this along with customer ages, and other personal information. Some might say that these mail restrictions are posing a danger to personal privacy, while offering no actual protection for anything.

If you’re now wondering what this has to do with cannabis products, the answer is that due to the 2008 Federal Law for Control of Tobacco Products bill, cannabis products are lumped right in with tobacco products, so this ban also hurts the transport of all cannabis vape products. CBD products and newer inventions like delta-8 THC, are expected to be hit very hard by this new institution of regulation.

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Why is this happening?

According to the government, its to protect children. Of course, to anyone paying attention, who can see through a smear campaign, this logic is flawed at best, and dangerously backwards at worst. So far, according to the CDC, there have, in America, been 68 confirmed deaths related to vapes since the inception of vaping in the early 2000’s up until February 2020. There have also been 2,807 hospitalizations in that time. For the most part, deaths and hospitalizations aren’t even related to tobacco or cannabis products (or herbal healing or vitamin products that can also be vaped). Damage seems to be caused by additives like vitamin E acetate.

On the other hand, 480,000+ people die from smoking every year, including 41,000 that die of second-hand smoke. Ever heard of someone dying from secondhand vaping? Didn’t think so! Since no anti-smoking campaign ended smoking, and every year, tens of thousands of people start smoking habits, it seems that in order to protect people, pushing them toward vaping is the solidly safer idea.

68 deaths over approximately 15 years vs 480,000+ deaths every year consistently, is a silly comparison to make. Obviously vaping is the better option. The only regulation that should have been instituted in order to actually protect people, was for the chemicals used in vape products to be verified as safe. This did not happen, and instead, regulation was put in to slow down the process of sending products through the mail. What seems like the much likelier reason for such regulation – since nothing was outlawed, is the government trying to recoup lost tax revenue from an industry that managed to get by without it.

Of course, once again, where the regulation is needed, it’s not being applied. This Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, comes as an update to the PACT act, which worked to initially close tax holes in the tobacco industry at the inception of tobacco regulation. While it might seem logically like tobacco has been regulated in the US for a long time, this is not the case, and in fact, only became a regulated industry in 2008. The PACT act was known as a way to maximize tax profits by setting up regulation systems.

Perhaps what makes the government give the line of safety, is that the government doesn’t have a right to implement such high regulation which impedes personal privacy, without a large threat. Think of all the smear campaigns for vaping right now. Think of how these low death numbers – like 68 – are being used to incite fear, despite the fact that their comparative number is 480,000 deaths a year from cigarettes. The number of cigarette-related deaths, by the way, is brought to you by the CDC, the same agency that thinks its wise to call 68 deaths in about 15 years from vaping, an epidemic.

Delta 8 syringes as the best vape ban workaround

Luckily, the cannabis industry tends to stay a foot ahead, and even as the vape ban was being prepared, retailers were already investigating another way to sell products. And the new answer to the vape ban is another method of consumption that doesn’t involve smoking. One thing to remember, is that people chose to go to vaping themselves. It was known practically instantly that it was safer, probably because less damage is felt by the smoker.

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I can personally attest to the fact that regardless what I have vaped (and I’ve bought plenty of non-dispensary pens), it has never for a second caused the damage that one hit from a joint can cause, and that says a huge amount. People like me wanted a better answer. We didn’t necessarily want to stop consuming these products, but we very clearly wanted a better way to do it. So, what are cannabis syringes, and how do they work as a vape ban workaround?

The answer of cannabis syringes to the vape ban works well in that it does not promote going back to cigarettes, which would be a terrible outcome of this new regulation. Instead, it promotes another healthy means of consumption. Cannabis syringes are not the syringes that you think of when hearing the word ‘syringe’ which is so often associated with illicit drug use, like heroin. These syringes are merely large plastic syringes without a needle, in which there is some form of cannabis oil. This can mean CBD oil, standard cannabis oil, delta-8 THC oil, or any other oil that can be produced from the cannabis plant. The oil is placed under the tongue for sublingual administration.

For anyone unfamiliar with the term ‘sublingual administration’, this means administering a drug in the mouth and under the tongue. This is often done because there are tons of blood vessels right under the tongue which make it easier and faster to absorb a medication into the bloodstream. These oils are often very thick though, and using the syringe allows the correct amount to be administered at a time. This method lets users obtain the same benefits they were receiving from vaping, and without going back to the old way of causing damage through smoking.

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Are there other ways around the ban?

Sure. Using Delta 8 syringes to combat the vape ban is great, but some people still want their vapes. It should be remembered that its not a ban, just a high amount of required regulation. Companies like IGEN are coming out to help with the highly complicated world of product taxation, with other companies likely following suit. This can help with the myriad of regulatory laws that must be followed in order to be in compliance with tax and reporting laws. There are also new companies coming around to help with shipping to customers, like X, which is a partnership between two enterprises that was put together specifically to ship vape products at this time.

Then there’s the freight industry, and companies like VapeFreight, that already ships LDL and freight, and will soon do parcel packages as well. According to owner Michael Wittenberg, this B2B shipping solution already has 5,000 carriers in place. This service might not help the end user directly, but it’ll help make sure their products end up in a location where they can buy them. Whether this service will do residential shipping in the future is hard to say, but for now it looks to establish networks to keep B2B vape shipping intact, and to help make sure that dispensaries don’t get shut out by an inability to get their products on shelves.

Smaller shipping services are also taking the bait, with Uship and Shipstation leading the way. Both are looking to capitalize on the situation by offering services currently being cut by bigger private mail providers. Shipstation, for its part, has been requesting and collecting user shipping data in an effort to better understand needs, and looks to be trying to turn this information into a viable answer for shipping vape products in the future.

Conclusion

Perhaps this ban will be all bark and no bite. Maybe just big words, but not a lot of follow-thru. And maybe it’ll be knocked down in court within a month for violating privacy policies. Regardless, we are a population that relies on ingenuity, and that we have in spades. Whether it’s companies that help with complicated tax structures, or alternate shipping avenues, or companies that go from vape products to Delta 8 syringes to get around the vape ban, the one thing you can always count on, is that if there is a repressive law in place with no real value, we’re going to get around it somehow.

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Why the Vape Ban Is Happening, and How It Will Impact Delta-8 THC

What was on page 5,136 of last year’s Covid Relief Bill? You know, the legislation meant to govern relief efforts for the global and domestic damage caused by the recent response to the Coronavirus pandemic? A shipping ban for any kind of vape product, both cannabis and non-cannabis. Weird place to put it, huh, kind of like it was being hidden. So, why is this vape ban happening? And how will such a law effect products like delta-8 THC?

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Under the cover of night legislation

Before getting into why the vape ban is happening, let’s take a look at the circumstances of how it happened. When we think of legislative measures, there is often a misconception that any legislative measure is directly related to the subject matter at hand, with nothing superfluous, or unrelated attached to it. So, for, say, a legislative relief measure to deal with the economic fallout from a pandemic, the expectation would be that it would contain solely legislative measures related to fixing the economic fallout related to the pandemic.

The Omnibus Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package bill was passed by congress late last year, and as the word ‘omnibus’ implies, it is a bill that encompasses legislative measures for several different topics, some completely unrelated to the pandemic. It’s a tricky move because the name of the bill implies something very specific, with everything not on topic creating an amalgamation of laws that have nothing to do with each other. These add-ons that are unrelated to an original bill, are often called ‘riders.’ It’s an under cover of night measure of passing legislation. It makes it confusing for the public to know it’s happening at all, and is done for that reason.

Other methods of under cover of night law passing include passing legislation on holidays, passing legislation in the very early morning or middle of the night, withholding draft bills from public view, and passing legislation when more controversial news stories are dominating the press in order to keep attention off a legislative measure. Since omnibus bills by nature can have many unrelated component parts, they are often used to hide unpopular legislation, or to pass measures that might otherwise require ongoing debate.

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The thing that this current situation implies more than anything else, is secrecy. The government didn’t create a bill to cover this subject by itself, or do much to let the public know about it. It stuck the legislation in a place where no one would see it until it passed. So the first thing we can consider in our question of why this vape ban is happening, is that it wasn’t desirable for the government to have the public know this was coming.

A little history on smoking and vaping

The history of vaping actually goes back to 1930 when Joseph Robinson was granted the first patent for an electronic cigarette, though it’s unclear if a prototype was ever made. For the most part, the fad of vaping became a big thing in the mid-2000’s. The 1990’s were actually a strong time for the filing of patents related to vaping equipment, but it wasn’t until 2003 that Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik created the first commercially viable vaping product.

His company Golden Dragon Holdings manufactured the product, changing the name to ‘Ruyan’. The market really exploded in 2006 when electronic cigarettes made their way to both Europe and the US.

When it comes to the idea of the dangers of smoking, and how long information has been out there, consider that as early as 1602, an author made a connection between chimney sweepers and lung cancer, and that tobacco might have a similar effect. In 1795, Sammuel Thomas von Soemmering of Germany reported on a growing awareness of a possible connection between pipe smokers and lip cancer. Three years later, in 1798, US physician Benjamin Rush began writing about the harmfulness of tobacco smoking.

In the 1920’s official medical reports started being added to the growing pot of information. Since cigarette companies were big advertisers in press publications, many publications refused to publish information on this growing understanding, so as not to offend companies that were giving them lots of business. Between the 1950’s and 1960’s, major studies were published, essentially ending actual debate over cigarettes not being dangerous. Even so, as late as the year 1960, only 1/3 of doctors in the US believed that cigarettes were causing this damage. The government did literally nothing for decades.

And while lung cancer seems pretty standard in this day and age, prior to the boom in cigarettes in the last couple centuries, lung cancer was such a rare occurrence that doctors took special notice. According to this study: The history of the discovery of the cigarette-lung cancer link: evidentiary traditions, corporate denial, global toll, from 2013, approximately one lung cancer death is caused per 3-4 million smoked cigarettes, with 1.5-2 million deaths occurring per year.

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Almost regardless of whatever is in vape cartridges, it will not be as bad as smoking, and we know that already just by looking at injury numbers. Some will definitely argue that why the vape ban is happening is related to health issues, but I think it’s been made perfectly clear through history and medical research, that lighting the cigarettes on fire is really the biggest culprit.

The current vape ban

What is this ban which was passed quietly, almost unbeknownst to most Americans? It’s a ban on the shipping of vape products, not on the actual use, production, or sale of them. And it doesn’t actually specify anything about cannabis, because cannabis vape products fall under the general term of ‘tobacco products’, according to the Federal Law for Control of Tobacco Products from 2008.

The ban is for tobacco vaping products being shipped through UPS, FEDEX, or USPS. This does not mean companies cannot sell products, or ship them through the mail, but it does mean that companies selling tobacco or cannabis vape products after March 28th, will have to use a different delivery system.

Since cannabis products fall under tobacco products, this means anything cannabis-related, like CBD, would also be a part of this. In a way, it’s a ban that isn’t technically a ban, as there is no ban on any company or individual. This means the US government is not trying to legally stop people from using these products, or companies from making them, but it does seem to be trying to determine how the public can get products, and what products will be available to them.

Dangers and regulation

CBD has become pretty available worldwide, with a growing acceptance of it, even if the rest of the cannabis plant is taking longer. And regardless of the few stories that do come up about issues related to vaping deaths, the numbers are nearly irrelevant. According to the CDC, since the inception of vaping, there have been all of 2,807 hospitalizations and 68 deaths by this time last year. This number (which is for the entire time vaping has been active) just doesn’t compare to the harm of actually smoking.

It’s as dumb as saying cannabis might be as dangerous as alcohol, even though one produces a negligible number of deaths, and one is a leading cause of death. Even with an unregulated system, and tons of horrible possible additives, the danger is still so unrealistically small compared to lighting up, that the whole thing is not only silly, but dangerous, as it makes a safer option harder to get to, and the dangerous option way more available.

That’s the thing about this topic, the vape scene is nearly entirely unregulated, and a lack of regulation means one general fact: the government loses out on tax money, and larger corporate enterprises lose out on revenue to smaller independent companies. The government might want to say that it cares about your health, but it also failed to fully regulate the tobacco industry until 2009, it’s not telling you not to use the products, all reports point to issues with additives and not the compounds themselves, and the government is fully in favor of letting companies sell these products.

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But it does stymie businesses. CBD vape retailers will have just as much of a hard time as e-juice companies in getting their products to people, and many of these products are already approved. And then there are gray-area issues like delta-8 THC. The US government has had a difficult time dealing with delta-8 as it has created a legal loophole related to industrial hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the cultivation, production, and sale of hemp-based products, but THC and all derivatives fall under schedule I of every drug treaty.

Why the vape ban targets delta-8 THC

So, we have a compound and everything related to it being illegal on one hand, and the ability to source that same compound in a legal way on the other hand. The government put out the Interim Final Rule in 2020 on hemp and hemp derivatives to try to clear up the mess. The rule reinforces that all ‘synthetically derived’ THC is still illegal, but even that hasn’t been able to stop the delta-8 THC industry, and the semi-legal sale of THC. This is because, whether delta-8 THC is considered synthetic, is also up for debate.

Delta-8 THC can’t be grown on its own, or processed individually. Anyone who wants it has to actually buy it, and often times it’s significantly cheaper to buy online. This ban means that if someone wants a product that just can’t be found in their area, that they’re simply out of luck, and this could be bad news for delta-8 THC since so many sales are online. It, does, however, act as a partial answer to why the vape ban is taking place, though. Sure, it could be that the government suddenly cares what you’re smoking, even though it doesn’t seem to care what’s in your food, and didn’t care a bit about your lungs for decades even with medical report after medical report.

Or, it could be that the government doesn’t want to lose more tax revenue, and that this makes it harder for people to buy gray-area items that governments don’t profit from. It says a lot that the government isn’t saying that anything is illegal, but instead is trying rather hard to make the process difficult for buyers.

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Conclusion

Who knows whether this ban will really stick, or if it’ll be knocked over in court next month? Perhaps it would be more useful to citizens if the government could work on regulation standards instead of passive-aggressively trying to keep citizens from products that it can’t control the sale of. Maybe if it were fentanyl it would matter more, there would be more reason to get behind the ban. But it’s not fentanyl. And as dicey as the vaping industry is, it just doesn’t rack up a noticeable death toll to necessitate any extra measures, particularly anything more than alcohol, tobacco, or opiates receive. Why is the vape ban happening? Because the US government can’t control the industry.

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Guide: How to Make Delta-8 THC at Home

The new vape ban which starts March 28th, 2021, will make it more difficult to get products like delta-8 THC to people’s homes. Unlike standard delta-9, it does necessitate some processing, so it cannot be simply extracted from the plant as it occurs in far too small amounts. Fortunately, it’s not the hardest thing to make delta-8 THC, and you can even do it in your home.

We’re down to just a few more days before the US 2021 vape ban goes into effect making it nearly impossible to order delta-8 THC through the mail. Delta-8 is preferable to delta-9 THC for many people, and this vape ban will make products harder to obtain. Check out our great Delta-8 THC deals to take advantage of mail order, while we can still ship to you!

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To simply say that a person has the ability to buy the products to create delta-8 THC, does not mean they should do it. The processes mentioned below often use dangerous chemicals, and should not be handled by those who are unfamiliar with them. Having said that, for especially the more scientifically-minded out there, the idea that a person can make delta-8 THC at home, is a project worth undertaking, especially as access to it goes down because of the ban.

Some basics on delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC is a naturally occurring derivative of delta-9 THC, the most commonly associated THC in cannabis, though neither form occur in large amounts in fresh cannabis flowers. The form in fresh cannabis flowers is THCA which decarboxylates to form delta-9 THC. In the decarboxylation process, which can occur naturally over time from sun exposure, or by applying high temperatures, a CO2 molecule is dropped. That chemical change is also relevant for the activation of THC’s psychoactive effects, which do not exist with THCA. In that sense, there is actually no (or only miniscule amounts of) psychoactive components in a fresh cannabis plant.

Delta-8 THC is associated with a less intense psychoactive high, and less anxiety and panic response. Some say that the high is very clear, and that senses are heightened in users. Delta-8 THC is structurally similar to delta-9, and shares many of the same medical benefits.

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Once THCA has decarboxylated to form delta-9 THC, the delta-9 can account for as much as 30% of some marijuana plants. Delta-8 on the other hand, only comes from the oxidation of delta-9. The only structural difference between delta-8 THC, and delta-9 THC (and the other versions of THC created synthetically) is where the double carbon bond occurs. In delta-8, it’s on the 8th carbon atom in the chain, for delta-9, it’s the 9th, and so on. There are actually other forms of THC that have been synthesized, and which do not occur at all on their own, like delta-10 THC.

Is delta-8 legal?

Delta-8 is produced on its own from the oxidation of delta-9, but in order to make large amounts of it, it requires extra processing techniques that some might say make it synthetic. The question of whether delta-8 is synthetic is important when considering the DEA’s Interim Final Rule, and the compound’s general legality. Delta-8 THC, though originally isolated in the 1960’s, didn’t get popular until the 2018 US Farm Bill established the legal ability to cultivate, process, and sell hemp-derived products.

Since delta-8 must be sourced from delta-9, and delta-9 can be found in either high-THC marijuana, or low-THC hemp, it can technically be sourced from either plant. This creates a legal loophole whereby delta-8 THC is illegal under Schedule I of all drug treaties, yet able to be sourced through legal means. The Interim Final Rule, which was put out in 2020, and was meant to clarify the Farm Bill, only created more confusion. It stipulated that all synthetic THC’s are still illegal, bringing up the second question of, is delta-8 THC synthetic?

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Making drugs at home

The idea that you can make delta-8 THC in your own home isn’t that far out. Growing cannabis is the most popular home-made drug, and doesn’t require any chemical processing. However, that more complicated lab-oriented processes can’t be carried out at home is obviously untrue. Not only do people use solvents already to create cannabis oils, but let’s remember that the crack and meth industries both started, grew, and thrived off of home-based operations, with the creation of methamphetamine in particular being quite a process.

Crack is made by cooking cocaine and baking soda, applying heat, and then allowing to cool. This can be done almost anywhere, and isn’t associated with massive accidents or explosions. On the other hand, making meth is a more complex process, though still a quick one, and comes with many more dangers. The following is a short description of how to cook meth, and the reason I’m showing cooking instructions for this drug is just to give an idea of what people are already capable of doing in their own homes, and without professional help. So even if it sounds complicated, remember it’s being done all the time by regular people.

Meth is made primarily by the ‘Nazi Dope’ method which involves mainly household items that can be purchased at a drug store, like pseudo-ephedrine. The exception is anhydrous ammonia which is a chemical fertilizer used on farms, but still not hard to obtain. Pseudo-ephedrine tablets (used for colds and flus), are broken up and put in a mixture of water and a solvent like alcohol, denatured alcohol, or antifreeze. This process takes the pseudo-ephedrine out of the tablet.

home drug lab

The next step is to take lithium pieces from batteries, and add them to anhydrous ammonia to create a chemical reaction with the ephedrine. Drain cleaners with high amounts of sulfuric acid are used in the final step to produce hydrogen chloride gas, with ether used at the end to eliminate extra ingredients. There are several steps here, several dangerous chemicals being used, and the ability for accidents like explosions.

How to make delta-8 THC from CBD

Luckily, we’re not looking to cook meth. When it comes to what we want, there is more than one way to make delta-8 THC at home. These are chemical processes that would not have been used much by individuals at home until recently. Right now, delta-8 is generally made in a lab, but as the vape ban goes into effect, being able to make delta-8 THC at home becomes that much more important.

First off, delta-8 THC can be converted from CBD. It can be done with a solvent, by dissolving 1gram of CBD into 10 ml .005 molar H2SO4 (conc. sulfuric acid) into glacial acetic acid. After three days, the CBD will have converted 15% into delta-9, 54% to delta-8, 10% to delta-8-iso-THC, and 10% remains unchanged. This new solution is poured into water with sodium bicarbonate added to raise the ph level above 7. Petrol ether is then used to extract the cannabinoids, they’re washed with water, and then heated to evaporate solvents. This leaves the aforementioned amounts of cannabinoids after three days, along with some other byproducts depending on the specific situation.

The non-solvent way of converting CBD to delta-8 THC is to heat .5 grams of CBD with .09 grams of anhydrous ZnCl2 (zinc chloride) at a temperature of 150º. This is best done in a vacuum to avoid oxidation, and should be stirred in the process. It should take about two hours for 40-50% of the CBD to convert to both delta-9 and delta-8 THC.

How to make delta-8 THC from delta-9

Yet another method involves a spinning band distillation process, and is used to convert delta-9 THC to delta-8 THC. For this process, “Mix in 4% acidic alumina silicate with your extracted and winterized crude cannabis oil.  Distill the cannabis oil and collect the THC distillate as you normally would.  The combination of the acidic alumina silicate and boiling flask heat will catalyze the rearrangement of the THC molecule from delta-9 to delta-8-THC.”

These processes and the supplies for them, might not be cost effective for everyone, and it certainly requires somewhat of a scientific mind. But these are not extreme processes, and even the more intense sounding equipment used, can be found as home-use instruments as well. We have, after all, gotten acclimated to the idea that cooking meth is a standard thing that anyone can do.

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And if meth can be cooked, then its also possible to do a less dangerous practice like make delta-8 THC at home. This extrakTALKS youtube video episode includes Doctors Jon and Randall Thompson, as they explain in detail extraction methods, legalities, necessary equipment, and more, to make delta-8 THC.

The 2021 mail vape ban

As part of a far-reaching Omnibus Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package that passed congress late last year, an unattached provision was included that says vape products will not be able to be sent through the mail legally after March 28th, 2021 using UPS, FEDEX, or USPS. The ban does not illegalize use, production, or sale of items, but rather works as a barrier to make obtaining certain products significantly harder. One of the products that will likely be hit hard by this ban, is delta-8 THC. This product is generally produced in a lab, as it has to be sourced from delta-9 THC. Many businesses for delta-8 use mail-order, which will be stymied by this ban.

The ban is for all tobacco vape products, with cannabis products falling into that category due to the Federal Law for Control of Tobacco Products of 2008, which put cannabis under the term of ‘tobacco products’. This means CBD vapes, e-juice liquid, nicotine cartridges, and even vape flavorings, cannot be sent through the mail with the listed services. This ban targets both cannabis and non-cannabis products.

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It also targets smaller independent companies that have diverted revenue from larger biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and which have a harder time operating under these conditions. Governments all over the world are protecting pharmaceutical interest over smaller companies when it comes to cannabis. Take France, for example, which went to court with the entire EU to keep natural CBD illegal in the country, while allowing GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex perfect legality. The US government is not illegalizing anything, it’s not saying not to use these products, and it didn’t want you to know it was doing this, hence passing the measure in an omnibus bill. Just some things to consider.

Conclusion

This ban is awful, but it promotes the idea that individuals who need it, can make delta-8 THC in home, and perhaps it will be because of the ban that a larger number of people will learn the ins and outs of delta-8 THC home production. It also will probably mean a growth in products and equipment related to in-house delta-8 THC manufacture. There are a couple sayings that I think do well here:

  1. Where there’s a will, there’s a way
  2. Necessity is the mother of all invention

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Delta 8: Shipping Vape Ban Goes Into Effect Soon – What Does It Means?

If you recall, about 1 month ago we covered the upcoming vape product shipping ban that was snuck onto page 5,136 of last year’s COVID relief bill. At the time, there was still a lot of confusion about what shipping companies would be included and when these new measures would take place. Now we have some more updates and can offer additional clarity about what exactly is going on.

Last month’s article was based off the text of the omnibus bill, of which the specifics up for speculation because we weren’t exactly sure if this ban would cover only tobacco vape products or if it would extend to the cannabis industry. As it stands, all vape products fall under the category of tobacco, whether they actually contain tobacco or not.

Now, we have updates from the United States Postal Service and a few other shipping companies, so we’ll give it to you straight from the horse’s mouth this time.

one of the main products that will be affected from this new vape-ban are Delta-8 THC vapes. People who got used to pay between $19.95-$29.95 for a premium cartridge, will finds the same product sold for double. As a result we have seen a sharp rise in the demand for Delta-8 vape bundles, where vape carts are sold for under $12/cart, when bought as-part of a bundle.

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United States Postal Service (USPS)

As part of the amended PACT (Prevent All Human Trafficking) Act, the USPS now prohibits the delivery of “ENDS” products, directly to consumers. The term ENDS stands for Electronic Delivery Nicotine Systems, but the term is used loosely to include “any electronic device that, through an aerosolized solution, delivers nicotine, flavor, or any other substance to the user inhaling from the device,” including “an e-cigarette; an e-hookah; an e-cigar; a vape pen; an advanced refillable personal vaporizer; an electronic pipe; and any component, liquid, part, or accessory of a device described [above], without regard to whether the component, liquid, part, or accessory is sold separately from the device.”

Although the USPS doesn’t have any official statement posted on their website, the cutoff for shipping vape products is 120 days after the enactment of the CARES act, which falls on April 27, 2021. All it says on their website right now, is as follows, “Cigarettes and smokeless tobacco are restricted items and can only be mailed in limited circumstances. Cigars may be mailed domestically.”

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United Parcel Service (UPS)

As per their website, the “UPS is prohibiting the shipment of Vaping Products throughout its U.S. network (including import and export). For the purpose of this prohibition, Vaping Products includes any and all noncombustible liquid or gel, regardless of the presence of nicotine, capable of being used with or for the consumption of nicotine. All related vape devices, products and accessories are included in this prohibition.” This will be effective April 5, 2021.

This is an update from their previous policy, which can be found a bit further down on that same page. Their outdated rules are as follows, “Electronic cigarettes and other Vaping Products are considered Tobacco Products for the purpose of this policy, and therefore can be shipped only by Shippers who have been approved for and have signed a UPS agreement for the transportation of Tobacco Products.”

“Shippers are responsible for complying with such all laws restricting or prohibiting the shipment of Vaping Products, even if such laws are the subject of a legal challenge or have been enjoined from enforcement at the time of shipment. Shippers are also responsible for monitoring legislative enactments regarding Vaping Products and complying with such laws immediately as of the date such laws take effect.”

Fedex and Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn (DHL)

Fedex already prohibits the shipping of tobacco products, which includes vape products. According to their website, “Even if you have proper licenses and are authorized to ship tobacco products, we will be unable to accept your shipment. Tobacco and all tobacco products cannot be accepted at any FedEx or FedEx Office location.”

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Cigarettes 
  • Cigars
  • Loose tobacco 
  • Smokeless tobacco 
  • Hooka or shisha
  • Vaporizers 
  • E-cigarettes 

Fedex has previously confirmed that it will end shipping of vapor products on March 1, 2021.  DHL, (Dalsey, Hillblom and Lynn) the other major shipping service based out of Germany that offers international shipping, previously banned domestic retail shipments of e-cigarettes and all other nicotine products.

More about USPS and the vape ban

In addition to banning USPS deliveries of vaping products, the “Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act” forces companies and individuals who are legally selling vape products to adhere to many new, and very stringent, regulations. For example, they will be required to:

  • Register with the U.S. Attorney General/ATF
  • Verify age of customers using a commercially available database
  • Use private shipping services that collect an adult signature at the point of delivery
  • If selling in states that tax vaping products, sellers must register with the federal government and with the tobacco tax administrators of the states
  • Collect all applicable local and state taxes, and affix any required tax stamps to the products sold
  • Send each taxing state’s tax administrator a list of all transactions with customers in their state, including the names and addresses of each customer sold to, and the quantities and type of each product sold
  • Maintain records for five years of any “delivery interrupted because the carrier or service determines or has reason to believe that the person ordering the delivery is in violation of the [PACT Act]”

Sellers who do not register or don’t comply with the requirements of the PACT Act are subject to severe penalties, including which can range from hefty fines to prison time. These provisions apply to all online sales, no matter which carrier ships them.

What does the vape ban means dor Delta-8 THC vape cartridges?

Unfortunately, one rule applies for both nicotine, CBD and Delta-8 THC vape cartridges so starting next month your ability to get them online will be limited! As a result, starting March clients who will try to buy Delta-8 THC vape cartridges online, will have to pay more for the same product, as alternative shipping solutions will be much more expensive.

We estimate that the same product, sold today for between $19.95-$29.95, will cost double few weeks from now.

It might be a very smart move to stock-up on Delta-8 THC products today, while you still can…

What will happen next?

Well, things might get a bit complicated for a while until everyone figures out what they’re going to do. As you know, the cannabis industry is one of the most adaptable out there and even complete prohibition couldn’t stop it from taking off, so I wouldn’t worry about this vape ban too much.

Sellers of vape products will find other companies to do the shipping for them. It might be pricier for a while, but eventually, these costs should level out. It’s hard to say exactly what will happen, but as soon as we get anymore information, you know we will be covering it here. Make sure you subscribe to the CBD Testers Weekly Newsletter to get all the latest news delivered straight to your inbox!

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