10:15am – 11:00am – PANEL: Delta 8 and it’s Surrounding Legalities
Delta-8-THC products are popping up and probably invading your ad space. As the industry dives further into the potential that the minor cannabinoids hold, delta-8-THC should continue to hold its weight in that category. But what’s the deal with its status at the DEA and FDA? Is it legally available across the US? The DEA’s interim final ruling released in 2020 updated its original guidance on allowable CBD products to contain less than 0.3% delta-9-THC. With this new ruling, that percentage must be maintained through the entire processing on a dry weight basis. Although there is no regulation on delta-8-THC as of now, this could still spell bad news for the industry. However, products are out there now for purchase and we will need to wait for further guidance.
11:15am – 12:00pm – SOLO: The How, What, and Why of Delta 8 THC
How it’s made, what it is good for, and why we love it so much! Josh will answer not just these but all the pressing questions around Delta 8, like: Is Delta 8 safe? Is Delta 8 legal? and, What are the benefits around Delta 8, besides just getting you high? If you have any questions about this magnificent cannabinoid, this is a talk you don’t want to miss!
12:00pm – 01:00pm – LUNCH BREAK
1:15pm – 2:00pm – PANEL: Delta 8 THC; Trending and Projections
Interest in a new cannabinoid is growing–one that is similar to delta-9-THC but differs in its structure chemistry. Delta-8 came on the scene within the last year or so. Although a minor cannabinoid, companies are finding ways to extract and produce large enough amounts to create delta-8-only products. As delta-8-THC causes psychotropic effects, the intoxication is less so than that produced by delta-9-THC. This cannabinoid is more stable than delta-9-THC, meaning that it won’t degrade into CBD over time, which can prolong shelf life. Plus, it offers potential medicinal benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and anti-nausea effects; it may also stimulate appetite. However, it may come with its own safety concerns, such as cardiovascular effects. Clearly, we need to learn a lot more about this cannabinoid but its lower intoxicating effects means it could be very beneficial for people who avoid delta-9-THC for those reasons.
2:15pm – 3:00pm – PANEL: All the Other Delta’s and Minors: The Overview
Cannabinoid science and research continues to develop and with that comes a host of lesser-known compounds. While these compounds may be deemed minor, they have yet to be fully explored and could provide benefits still unseen. This panel will take an over-arching look at the other Delta’s and minor cannabinoids that fall into this category. We will examine what is currently known, the types of research and studies being conducted, and the potential uses of these emerging compounds. Participants will gain leading knowledge into an exciting and developing arena that can provide an advantage when exploring new products, treatments, and uses for minor cannabinoids.