Cannabis Trends Started in America: Vapes, Edibles, and Delta-8 THC

When it comes to starting global cannabis trends, America is like the big old light outside that all the fireflies keep trying to get at. Sure, other countries have their own trends, but on a global stage, no other country dominates like the US. In terms of cannabis trends started in America, perhaps the biggest are vapes, edibles, and delta-8 THC.

Are you familiar with one of the biggest growing cannabis trends in America? Delta-8 THC is giving regular THC a run for its money, and establishing a new way of using cannabis. With less psychoactive effect, and a clear-headed high, delta-8 offers most of the same benefits as delta-9, and without the associated anxiety and paranoia. If this sounds good to you, we’ve got great delta-8 THC deals for you to go ahead, and try it out for yourself.

Vapes

One of the biggest cannabis trends to gain popularity in America before going international, is the cannabis vape. The idea of vaping materials is not new, and has been traced back as far as ancient Egypt, around 1554 BC, when hot bricks or stones were specifically mentioned for use with inhaling black henbane vapors.

I bought my first weed vaporizer in 2004. I was on a trip to Los Angeles at the time, and I was checking out head shops, since we didn’t have as many back East, where I’m from. At the time, the idea of vaporizing anything wasn’t on my mind, but once it was explained to me by the salesperson inside, I immediately saw an answer to the growing issue I was having smoking flowers in pipes and bubblers. It was killing my lungs, and I knew it.

I was sold almost instantly, and shipped the Vapor Brother’s box vaporizer back East, along with the small stash of smokable herbs (non-cannabis) that came with it. At the time, the vaporizer was still patent-pending, which was emblazoned on the side of the product. I spent years explaining to people what it was and what it did.

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When I moved away from the US in 2010, I didn’t bring my vape, thinking I could pick up a new one where I was going. I found this to be untrue in the end, as at that time, the idea of vaping anything was almost nonexistent. It wasn’t until the growth of the e-vape market for tobacco that vaping really caught on, replacing both cigarettes and joints for many people. But in 2010, it was still mainly an American thing.

The Vapor Brothers vaporizer was well-built, and probably would have lasted the rest of my life if I hadn’t confused the electrical information, and plugged it into the electrical socket of a 230v country, without an adapter. Novice mistake, I know. Around that time I was able to replace it, but only by ordering online, as no local store sold such products yet. Since that time, I’ve used a range of vaporizers, with my current one being the Dynavap M. When it comes to cannabis vaporizers, I was one of the first to get in on the new trend, and even now as vaping has been spreading globally, it still remains bigger in the US than anywhere else.

This can be seen in studies like this one, which compares smoking patterns between the US, Canada, and England. As of 2019, when looking at the past 30 days, 30% of US respondents reporting vaping, while only 18.6% of Canadians vaped in that time, and 14.3% of the English constituents. It can be seen again in this market report from 2019, which shows North America accounting for 49.2% of the global cannabis vape market.

Edibles

The ancient history of edibles goes back pretty far too. Some of the earliest references date back to around 1500 BC in China, where cannabis was used as a tea. These texts were written in the past tense, leading researchers to believe that the practice actually predates this time. There are also plenty of references to it by the year 1000 BC, when it started being used as bhang by the Hindu culture in India. This drink remains popular in India today, and is one of the reasons for the current language in the Single Convention on Narcotic Substances treaty.

But that’s ancient history, and we’re more interested in the growing culture of edibles today. If we skip to the 1800’s, the start of modern cannabis edibles can be seen in Paris, by elitist book writers who met at Club des Hachischins (hash-easters club) to drink hash-infused coffee and teas, and eat hash-infused candy. And it was here that the current edibles movement started, by way of an American woman named Alice B. Toklas.

Toklas was the life partner of author Gertrude Stein, and became part of Paris’ art and literature society in the first half of the 20th century. In 1954, Toklas published the book The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, which contained her recipe for ‘Haschisch Fudge’. While they are called ‘brownies’, her concoction is not quite brownies at all, and uses ground flowers over hash. This might not have started the fad it did, if it wasn’t for Peter Sellers, and his 1968 movie I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, which features an uptight attorney who eats Toklas’ special brownies. This was the birth of the ‘pot brownie’, which became a staple in US cannabis culture, especially with the rising counter-culture of the 60’s, and the general hippie movement.

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This was followed up in the early 1970’s by Mary Rathbun (Brownie Mary), a cannabis activist who began selling cannabis brownies in San Francisco, mainly to AIDS patients. Around this time, American tourists began asking for – and getting – cannabis brownies in Jamaica, as the locals were happy to make them for tourists, even though it was not a part of local culture. Today, the use of cannabis edibles in the medical cannabis market, has exploded into a market all its own.

Right now, it’s not easy to find current data on cannabis edible markets globally. Apart from wild future predictions – that are generally never correct – there isn’t a lot of consistent information about edible usage in the last few years. Even so, reports that have come out, roundly state that North America has the biggest market, and that it will likely stay this way for the foreseeable future.

Delta-8 THC

The thing about vapes and edibles is that, though they started as US cannabis fads, they have since become global trends. When looking at current cannabis trends in America, the biggest standout is delta-8 THC, and its still so new, that it’s like going back in time to Los Angeles in 2004, and seeing the new vaping machine with the ‘patent pending’ on the side. It’s new, and it’s catching on like wildfire here… but it hasn’t made it around the world just yet. In that sense, delta-8 is the trend that’s waiting to explode.

Delta-8 is a naturally occurring derivative of delta-9 THC, the THC generally associated with the cannabis plant. When delta-9 comes into contact with oxygen, it oxidizes by losing electrons, which changes the formulation ever so slightly. Chemically, this change in formulation, is nothing more than the changing of a double carbon bond from the 9th carbon atom on the chain (where it is for delta-9), to the 8th carbon atom on the chain. It’s chemical structure of C21H30O2 is actually unaffected.

What makes delta-8 interesting? For one thing, that slight chemical change affords it some slightly different abilities from delta-9. It causes less psychoactive effect, which is optimal for medical patients who do not want the strong psychoactive effects when getting treatment. It’s also associated with less anxiety and paranoia, also beneficial for users who have issues with anxiety from delta-9. On top of that, it’s known for producing a more clear-headed and energetic high, which means, not only will it not couch-lock a person, but it can be used for athletic activities. Apart from all that was just mentioned, it actually has similar, if not nearly-identical, properties to delta-9, and has already been shown to help with nausea, vomiting, appetite stimulation, inflammation, anxiety, and neurodegenerative diseases.

The trend of delta-8 was started in the US as a result of the 2018 US Farm Bill which legalized the cultivation of hemp, and production of hemp-based products. As delta-8 can be sourced from any delta-9, the ability to produce it from low-THC hemp, fit it into a legal loophole, and allowed for a semi-legal production of THC. Its actual legality is questionable, as the allowable limit for THC in hemp-based products is .3% from beginning to end of processing, meaning that simply using plants with lower THC amounts isn’t helpful if the product itself, or any point in the processing cycle, involves going over this limit.

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This is added onto by the idea that all synthetics are automatically illegal, as the definition of ‘hemp’ does not cover synthetics at all. And even though delta-8 is naturally occurring, it occurs naturally in such small amounts that human help is required in order to produce large enough amounts for use. This calls into question whether it could be considered a synthetic. Neither the DEA’s Interim Final Rule, or the recent USDA Final Rule, have done anything to clarify this point. There also has been almost nothing done to curb the growing industry, which says something for how much the government sees fit to do anything about it.

These legal ambiguities are worldwide for delta-8, and this could halt its spread recreationally. On the medical front, however, delta-8 provides enough different benefits from delta-9, that it can offer improved experiences for patients. And this should make it one of the biggest global cannabis trends (that was started in America), within the next few years.

Conclusion

Things change and morph over time. What starts as a trend in one place, can turn into a worldwide fad over night. Such has been the case with cannabis trends like vaporizers and edibles, which gained popularity in America, before becoming global phenomenon. And such will likely be the case with delta-8 THC. After all, no one ever said the US was the most important country, but no one stopped looking to it for trendsetting ideas, either.

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DisclaimerHi, I’m a researcher and writer. I’m not a medical professional, I have no formal legal education, and I’ve never been to business school. All information in my articles is sourced from other places, which are always referenced, and all opinions stated are mine, and are made clear to be mine. I am not giving anyone advise of any kind, in any capacity. I am more than happy to discuss topics, but should someone have a further question or concern, they should seek guidance from a professional in the relevant field for more information.

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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.

Are you familiar with the THC that’s not as psychoactive as delta-9, but with the same general medical benefits? Delta-8 is gaining popularity now, and we’re committed to bringing you the best products available. Mail ban or not, we’ve got tons of awesome products, like delta 8 syringes, so check out these great delta-8 THC deals, and get started with the ‘other’ THC.

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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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How Vape Mail Ban Will Hurt Kids More

The vape mail ban which goes into effect tomorrow, is said by government officials to be for the protection of children. However, as blocking the safer way of smoking, while offering no better options, the vape mail ban will likely hurt kids even more.

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The whole thing has been fishy from the get-go, with Trump signing off on the omnibus corona relief bill last December, setting into motion a flurry of new laws concerning how tobacco products and cannabis products can be sent in the mail. How would such laws be part of a corona relief bill? Good question. The Omnibus Appropriations and Coronavirus Relief Package is an omnibus bill, which means it functions differently than other laws. They are made to include many different laws on many different topics, and as such, are not debated in congress as they are too expansive and varied to debate. They simply need to pass a vote and that’s it.

Omnibus bills often carry ‘riders’, or unrelated laws that have nothing to do with the main subject matter, and are known as a way for the government to pass legislation under the cover of night. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it means what it sounds like. Doing something in darkness so no one can see. Other similar methods of keeping pending legislation away from regular citizens, and passing unpopular laws, include voting on laws in the middle of the night, voting on holidays, not releasing draft legislation to the public, and promoting bigger media stories to divert attention.

So we can infer from how it was passed that it wasn’t desirable for us (the public) to know a whole lot about it. The bill had actually already passed both houses of congress by last summer in a different form, but President Trump originally had no desire to sign the bill. He did so later on in the year. The provision for the mail vape ban, called the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, goes into effect on March 28th. The ban is specifically on tobacco vape products, with cannabis products falling into this category due to 2008’s Federal Law for Control of Tobacco Products bill.

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The law is expansive, targeting every piece of equipment that can be used to vape anything, in any form – cannabis, tobacco, oils – as well as anything that comes in a cartridge and can be vaped, like CBD, delta-8 THC, e-juice, or nicotine cartridges. All other parts and paraphernalia related are included as well. USPS was not given an option as it’s a government agency. UPS, DHL, and FedEx all chose to apply the same rules. Given that kids have been choosing vaping over smoking a lot these days, the vape ban might very well hurt kids more by not allowing access to a safer alternative.

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Is this a ban?

No, not at all. A ban means something is not allowed. A banned product means that it’s production, sale and use are all illegal, and in this case, none of that is true. All the products mentioned above are legal to produce, sell, and use (with some products riding a legal gray line), the only thing banned, is the shipment, and even that isn’t banned at all. What is banned, is using the mail system to send unregulated products through the mail.

And the law is not so much a ban, but a requirement to adhere to regulatory standards that happen to have a scary amount to do with reporting on customers, though they also close tax holes that have allowed for lost revenue to the government (fair enough, I guess), and weirdly… protect kids? The latter reason, of course, is the stated reason. But this mail vape ban seems more to be a continuation of PACT, which acted to close tax holes on tobacco products by forcing high levels of regulation in 2009, and which acted itself as an update to the Jenkins law of 1949. In order for a company to be able to send vape products through the mail, they will have to do the following:

  • Verify age of all customers
  • Submit information on all customer purchases (products and numbers)
  • Update all customer information when changed or no ability for delivery
  • Use only specific post offices that were named in the beginning
  • Bring all packages in for face-to-face processing
  • Collect signature at point of delivery by an adult, and only use private shipping services to do so
  • Register with ATF and all relevant state and local government offices for where company will do business
  • Pay taxes to all relevant agencies, and apply required tax stamps to products

These regulations not only require companies to violate customer privacy by reporting to the government about products being bought, but it puts a lot of specific requirements on shipping that slow down the general process, and which require companies to apply sales or excise taxes that they had not been, thus raising prices. It also adds a degree of difficulty considering taxation is a complicated subject, all states have their own specific laws, and companies must be in complete compliance in order to operate. This will make it harder for smaller companies that can’t pay out as much, especially in the beginning transitional period. It is also very bad for companies that make many and big shipments, which means it hurts manufacturers as much as suppliers.

What are the kids up to these days?

If the stated reason for this law is to protect children, let’s look at whether the vape mail ban will help kids or hurt kids more. When it comes to overall tobacco use, according to the CDC, approximately 7/100 kids in middle school (6.7%), and 23/100 high school students (23.6) reported use of a product in 2020. The agency goes on to say that in 2019, approximately 1/4 of kids in middle school, and 1/2 of high school students said they tried a tobacco product at least one time.

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When looking at cigarettes vs e-cigs, the numbers are as follows: in 2020, 1/20 of middle school students reported using an e-cig within the past month, and about 1/5 high school students reported the same. For the same year, 1/50 middle school students claimed to have smoked a cigarette in the past month, and 1/20 of high school students said the same. This shows a trend toward e-cigs. When I was in high school way back in the 90’s, all of these would have been cigarette smokers, and to be quite honest, the numbers seem a bit low.

How dangerous is smoking cigarettes vs vaping? According to the CDC, from the inception of vaping in the early 2000’s until February 18, 2020, there were a total of 2,807 hospitalizations reported, and 68 confirmed vape-related deaths. These have almost exclusively been attributed to additives, meaning the actual vaping of material is not causing a problem, and the need for regulation is in the chemicals that can be used. This is important, because more than 480,000 deaths are attributable to cigarettes every year, also according to the CDC.

When putting the numbers side-by-side it becomes that much clearer how not a problem vaping is, and how much better an option over smoking it is. 68 deaths over many years of time, does nothing to compete with 480,000 deaths a year, with 41,000 attributed to second-hand smoke. Far as I know, there haven’t been any reported second-hand vape deaths. And this comparison is during what is being called a ‘vape-epidemic’ (which really translates to an epidemic of people stopping cigarette smoking), which means with just a little clean-up regulation, there could be no deaths at all. This is literally the healthiest epidemic ever.

What else are kids up to?

What else are kids up to that’s bad for them? How about underage drinking.  According to the NIH, in the 2019 NSDUH it was estimated that 414,000 kids between the ages of 12-17 in the US, have AUD – alcohol use disorder. Regardless of what stipulates having this disorder, let’s remember that we’re talking about people 12-17 years old, so it suffices to say plenty of kids are drinking.

The NIH puts the annual death total in the US alone at 95,000. In 2016, the global death total was approximated at 3 million deaths from alcohol, with that year 14% of deaths between 20-39 year old’s being related to alcohol. A 2014 WHO report put alcohol misuse as the 1st leading risk factor for death and disability of the age group 15-49.

And let’s not forget the real epidemic of drug use in the US…opioids. What’s going on with opiates and kids these days? According to drugabuse.gov, just under 50,000 people died of opioid use in 2019. According to the WHO, 70% of the half million drug-related deaths a year globally are related to opioids. According to the AAFP – American Academy of Family Physicians, which points at this 2017 National Survey on Drug use and Health, just under 770,000 kids between ages 12-17 misused opioids, with about 14,000 trying heroin. No death statistics were given.

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However, researchers from the Yale School of Medicine analyzed CDC mortality data, and found that opioids (whether prescription or not) were responsible for nearly 9,000 deaths of children and teens in the US between 1999-2016.

Have smoking initiation trends substantially changed in kids?

Every year, a lot of kids are going to start smoking something. Granted, this number can go up and down. Cancer.gov pointed out how now less than 14% of adults smoke compared to 43% in 1965. As far as kids, smoking reached a peak in the mid 90’s with 33.5% of high school seniors smoking cigarettes, compared to 2.4% in 2019. But that number will never be at 0. Just like kids are going to have sex and junkies are going to use needles.

The fact that there are efforts to hand out free condoms and clean needles says a lot about the ultimate understanding that people will do what they’ll do, and sometimes the best thing isn’t to impose a lot of laws, but to offer protective measures. When looking at smoking, when comparing numbers, vaping is very clearly the best protective measure out there for smoking. Yeah, it’s better if people don’t smoke, totally 100% understood! But, if they’re going to do it, better to use the method that killed about 68 people over many years, than the one killing hundreds of thousands per year. If it pushes kids back toward cigarettes, the vape mail ban will most definitely hurt kids more.

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Seems to be that when you take away a protective measure, that exposure to the original issue would likely be intensified. It will now be way harder to get these products online, but ‘online’ didn’t exist in the 90’s, and that’s when smoking peaked for kids. So, online ordering doesn’t seem to be the issue at all. It just seems to be about kids smoking. Although, let’s be honest, the internet and online shopping have given the ability for a greater volume of available products.

Let’s say a kid is going to start smoking today and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it. Would it be better for the kid to light up and smoke a cigarette, or smoke an e-cig? According to all death statistics, it’s vaping. You want that kid vaping. The fact that kids caught on to the safer measure without any help is amazing, and it’s now all being stunted by limiting access, which will likely put a lit cigarette back in many kid’s hands.

Personally, I believe the vape mail ban will hurt kids, because it takes away what is statistically shown to be the safer option. By such a massive margin that it’s silly to have this discussion. The answer (as I see it) was to regulate the chemicals that can be used in these products, not to take away the thing that has weened so many people off of one of the biggest, yet avoidable threats to human health.

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Conclusion

My expectation is that if this law holds, one or both of the following will happen: it will incite the creation of a bigger black market for the products that can no longer be legally shipped. And/or it’ll lead to way more kids smoking real cigarettes, meaning the vape ban will indeed hurt kids. Either way, how exactly it would help is confusing, and there doesn’t seem to be much to back up that it would.

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The facts are in: here’s how THC vapes cause lung damage

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How to Get Around Vape Mail Ban – And Get Your Delta-8 THC Carts

At this point we’re all aware of the recent vape ban legislation that got squeezed into last year’s Omnibus bill for corona relief. And we’re all aware that main carriers like UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL will not be able to legally deliver vape products. But maybe not everyone is aware of how to get around these restrictions. Fear not, there are alternate options to get around the vape mail ban.

Is it the end of an era? As of March 28th, USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL will no longer deliver vape products like delta-8 THC through the mail. Luckily, many companies are already working on new ways to get you your products, but until the kinks are worked out, best to stock up now. So, check out our awesome Delta-8 THC deals and let us send them out to you before the ban begins.

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What is this vape mail ban?

Weirdly, it starts with the coronavirus, or rather, the coronavirus relief package called the ‘The December 2020 COVID Relief & Omnibus Spending Bill’. Though it sounds like this means the legislation would be purely related to the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, an ‘omnibus’ bill can include provisions that range many different topics. Because of the large field of coverage, these bills are not debated in congress, but voted on once and passed. For this reason, and because such random things can be stuck in, these bills have often been used to hide unpopular legislation from the public, or rush through laws under the cover of night.

As part of this omnibus bill is the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, aka the Vape Mail Ban, which technically had already passed both sides of congress by July 2020, though in a different form. Not too many businesses seemed flustered by it at the time, but that’s probably because then-president Trump had not been for it, though he later signed the omnibus bill, making it a law.

There are two main provisions of this new law. The first is an instruction to USPS (US postal service) to create regulations that ban the shipment of any and all vape products to any US residential address. The second provision puts ‘vaping products’ into the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT). This new Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act works outside of the FDA’s standard tobacco and vaping regulations, and broadens the definition of vape product to include everything including: e-juices, vapes, CBD vapes, delta-8 THC, vape replacement parts, paraphernalia, and literally any device that can be used to vape anything, and everything it could possibly vape. This bill did not come from the FDA, but from the ATF, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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What does the ban cover?

After the law passed, the three major private shipping companies: FedEx, DHL, and UPS also stated they would comply with this new ban, and stop shipping vape products like e-juice or delta-8 THC vapes through the mail to either residential homes or businesses. DHL had already banned the shipment of such items, and both UPS and FedEx claimed they’d be done with it by April 5th.

USPS published a proposed rule to cover its requirement, called the ‘Treatment of E-Cigarettes in the Mail’ to the Federal Register, and left a 31-day window for public comment, with a final rule expected to take effect by March 27th. As part of the proposed regulation, USPS would add vape products to its already existing set of rules related to mailing tobacco products, however with small changes so that vape purchasers won’t be affected. The law would ban shipments from companies to residences, and make it difficult to ship from company to company.

Weirdly enough, the existing laws already have an exception in place that allows regular residents the ability to send up to 10 packages a month through the mail containing tobacco or smokeless tobacco products to other residents or businesses. The intention is for sending gifts or returning defective products to manufacturers. It’s stipulated that the packages must be under 10 ounces, and senders must follow very specific rules. It is assumed that this exception will also apply to vaping products, although this is not known yet.

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The previously mentioned PACT Act was actually an amendment in 2009 to the already existent 1949 Jenkins Act. The main reason for passage of PACT was to diminish online sales of untaxed tobacco products. The law already prohibits sending cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products through US mail services, apart from online sellers who are fully registered with the ATF and local taxing agencies.

As part of PACT, online sellers are mandated to report earnings to state and federal authorities and pay taxes, and private delivery services are required to follow standards for tobacco delivery. The PACT Act’s main goal was to close tax loopholes, and enforce compliance of tax payments. This time around, with the inclusion of vaping products, the stated intention is to prevent minors from purchasing products online, though it sounds like more of the same as PACT.

Wait, it gets even worse

Not only does the vape ban make it nearly impossible for vape products to get shipped to residential addresses, it makes it just as difficult for brick-and-mortar retailers. The private shipping companies FedEx, UPS, and DHL will also not deliver packages to companies, and there is no USPS exception for companies as of yet, although the final rule could involve one. Even if it does, the other restrictions and requirements mean a likely more expensive and time-consuming shipping process.

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To give an idea of the restrictions put on companies in order to make shipments, they need to give the address and name of every business they will send to, and update it for any new additions before anything can be delivered. All customer licenses must be given, specific post offices must be named for shipping and only those branches used, all packages must be carried into the post office physically, and processed in person. There are tons of other little requirements that must be attended to. Think about what this means for a large supplier who makes many shipments. Manufacturers and suppliers are getting screwed by this too.

Is this really a ban?

No, not even close. In fact, it sounds to be an extension of PACT in terms of closing tax loopholes and collecting untapped tax revenue. An actual ban wouldn’t passive-aggressively block the consumer from the product, it would make the product, production of it, and its sale and use, illegal. None of this happened. To get more into it, this ban doesn’t even ban shipment of any of the products mentioned, so long as the company checks the following boxes:

  • Verify the age of customers
  • Use only private shipping services that collect a signature from an adult only, at the point of delivery
  • Register with the US Attorney General, and the ATF
  • Register with all state and local tax administration offices, in all places business is conducted
  • Collect and pay taxes, with required tax stamps attached to products sold
  • Send a list of transactions monthly to state tax administrators with the names and addresses of consumers, what they bought and in what quantity, as well as the name, address, and telephone number of whoever delivers the package

If it hasn’t sunk in yet, the only vape products that will be available through the mail, will require you to have all your information – both private about yourself, and about what you’re purchasing – sent to the government. So no, it’s not a ban. A ban wouldn’t allow for legal sales. And just so you know what the company you want to buy from is dealing with, PACT comes with strict standards and penalties for those who break the law. This can include large fines as well as federal prison time.

Plus, each state will have its own requirements for companies that do business within it, meaning that business owners must follow the differing protocols for every state they deal with. This can even mean forcing business owners to collect sales or excise taxes in some places, which would raise the price of products. These tax collection requirements may be a large reason for many small enterprises to fail once the ban begins. It’s analogous to a large company bleeding out a smaller company in court by burying them in motions until they don’t have the time/money/people to get the job done.

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New laws tend to create new trends, and that’s what’s happening now as companies look for ways to get around the vape mail ban. Whether you’re trying to get nicotine cartridges, delta-8 THC, or a new vape, there are ways to do it through the mail. For one thing, large tax compliance companies are already creating software to aid online vape product enterprises. So far, only one exists, but the ban hasn’t even gone into effect yet.

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IGEN, a Wisconsin-based tax compliance firm provides a software for companies that exist in fields with heavy regulation like tobacco, firearms, oil, etc. IGEN provides a service that integrates tons of different tax and legal information for all locations, but might not be cost-effective for smaller companies. I expect within a year, plenty more options will be available with lots of different price points. This service doesn’t so much get a company around the ban, but helps them integrate with it.

Another possible option for how to get around the vape mail ban is a new partnership between a private company and a national and residential shipping agency known simply as X. The company is in the process of building a vape product delivery network that can service residential customers. What areas will be covered, and what companies are involved are still unknown, but chances are, if X thought to do it, so will other companies.

This will also add an extra fee, on top of the tax collection that will invariably raise prices. Once again, just like IGEN, this doesn’t get around the ban, so much as provide a way for companies to more easily work with it’s regulations. While companies of this nature might start small in scale, the end goal is to reach as many customers in general, with expansion intended over time. Building a network like this is not easy. Larger locations with more people and more orders will be the first to be served, just like bigger companies with more purchases will be the first onboard.

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Then there’s the freight industry, which is a conglomeration of national, regional, and local carriers. Vaping companies can build networks within this industry depending on willingness by particular companies to be involved, and institute logistical systems to keep track of shipping and tax information. It takes time, of course, but once established, this could provide a strong backing for the industry that can’t be broken as easily. It’s even possible for a national freight system to be established as a result of this. The company VapeFreight is described by owner Michael Wittenberg as being a “complete B2B shipping solution for the vape industry.” 5,000 carriers are already involved in the service, and Wittenberg said that while they currently ship LTL and freight, that they’ll be adding parcel very soon.

Another possible option to get around the vape mail ban are all those other smaller shipping companies that have been popping up in the last few years. Take uShip for example, which seems to really want to take this business. uShip doesn’t seem to have an issue with the requirements, and is using the new law to attract business to themselves, offering parcel and LTL delivery services. Here, the company is already setting itself up to be a new delivery method for tobacco and vape products, and represents one of the best ways to get around the vape mail ban.

Last but not least is ShipStation, another smaller shipping company like uShip which is looking to put together something to provide merchants with different options. They are asking merchants to contact them here to hear individual issues, so they can provide individualized solutions. It seems like they are working on a bigger answer to the problem, but are currently collecting information and trying to help businesses one-by-one.

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Conclusion

If you want to get around the vape mail ban, it won’t be easy. And simply getting around it doesn’t mean not having to pay exorbitant fees, and raise product prices. When I look at the landscape, though, it’s actually very promising. Before the ban has even gone into effect, companies have started to look for workarounds, and find other ways. In fact, smaller shipping services might be the biggest winners, as well as a tech industry that’s always ready to find a new solution. Plus, once supply issues are figured out (and they likely will be soon), there is always the dispensary option for those who have one available.

And then of course, there’s the going DIY method. When cannabis became illegal, what did people do? They grew it themselves. Perhaps this is the start of a population of people who will learn how to process their own marijuana, create their own cannabis oil, and delta-8 THC, and perhaps not rely as much on government-run delivery services and regulation programs to get them their products. Maybe in the end, the vape mail ban will result in something good.

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Why the Vape Ban Is Happening, and How It Will Impact Delta-8 THC
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DIY: How to Make Delta-8 THC at Home
New Vaping Bill: Effective March 2021 No More Mail Order Of CBD & Delta-8 THC Vape Carts
What is DELTA 8 THC (FAQ: Great resource to learn about DELTA 8THC)

GW Pharma Makes UK Biggest Medical Cannabis Exporter
Extra Potent 11-hydroxy-THC and the Power of Cannabis Edibles
The CBD Flowers Weekly newsletter (your top resource for all things smokable hemp flowers).  The Truth About What’s Going On With The Vape Industry Best Delta-8 THC Vape Bundles – Winter 2021
Delta 8 Update: Shipping Vape Ban Goes Into Effect Soon. Are You Ready?

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Delta-8 THC Exploits Fantastic Legal Loophole U.S. Vape Shop Survival Depends on CBD What Are Delta-8 THC Moon Rocks And Where To Get Them?
Delta-8 THC and the UK: Is It Legal?

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: Hi, I’m a researcher and writer. I’m not a medical professional, I have no formal legal education, and I’ve never been to business school. All information in my articles is sourced from other places, which are always referenced, and all opinions stated are mine, and are made clear to be mine. I am not giving anyone advise of any kind, in any capacity. I am more than happy to discuss topics, but should someone have a further question or concern, they should seek guidance from a professional in the relevant field for more information.

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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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Why Using THC Is Good for the Eyes
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What is DELTA 8 THC (FAQ: Great resource to learn about DELTA 8THC)

GW Pharma Makes UK Biggest Medical Cannabis Exporter
Extra Potent 11-hydroxy-THC and the Power of Cannabis Edibles
The CBD Flowers Weekly newsletter (your top resource for all things smokable hemp flowers).  Hemp-Derived DELTA 8 THC Products Now Available Online Best Delta-8 THC Vape Bundles – Winter 2021
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Disclaimer: Hi, I’m a researcher and writer. I’m not a medical professional, I have no formal legal education, and I’ve never been to business school. All information in my articles is sourced from other places, which are always referenced, and all opinions stated are mine, and are made clear to be mine. I am not giving anyone advise of any kind, in any capacity. I am more than happy to discuss topics, but should someone have a further question or concern, they should seek guidance from a professional in the relevant field for more information.

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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.

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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.

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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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Is Delta 8 THC Legal in Your State?
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11-hydroxy-THC and the Power of Edibles
New Vaping Bill: Effective March 2021 No More Mail Order Of CBD & Delta-8 THC Vape Carts
What is DELTA 8 THC (FAQ: Great resource to learn about DELTA 8THC)

GW Pharma Makes UK Biggest Medical Cannabis Exporter
Will Europe THC Limit Increase to 0.3%?
The CBD Flowers Weekly newsletter (your top resource for all things smokable hemp flowers).

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The Delta 8 Weekly Newsletter (All you need to know about Delta 8 thc) and the Best Delta 8 THC Deals. Delta-8 THC Contaminated Products, or Just Bad Press?
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Disclaimer: Hi, I’m a researcher and writer. I’m not a medical professional, I have no formal legal education, and I’ve never been to business school. All information in my articles is sourced from other places, which are always referenced, and all opinions stated are mine, and are made clear to be mine. I am not giving anyone advise of any kind, in any capacity. I am more than happy to discuss topics, but should someone have a further question or concern, they should seek guidance from a professional in the relevant field for more information.

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