49 min

#31 Delta-8 THC Goes Rogue featuring Dr. Eric Leas, PhD MPH Cannabis Science Today

    • Life Sciences

You’re probably already familiar with Delta-9 THC, which is the primary cannabinoid in the cannabis plant known for its psychoactive effects. But what’s going on with Delta-8 THC? In this episode, Dr. Eric Leas, from the University of California San Diego's School of Public Health, discusses the differences between Delta-9 and Delta-8 THC and a loophole in the Farm Bill that has led to a growing, unregulated market for Delta-8. We discuss the risks associated with this market and he shares some ideas on revisiting regulations at the federal and state level to protect consumers. 

Links:

Interview with Eric Streenstra, the founder of Vote Hemp: https://diagonventures.com/cannabis/hemp-versus-cannabis/

NYT article on Delta-8: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/01/well/mind/delta-8-thc-marijuana.html

Learn more about Dr. Eric Leas: 

https://profiles.ucsd.edu/eric.leas

You’re probably already familiar with Delta-9 THC, which is the primary cannabinoid in the cannabis plant known for its psychoactive effects. But what’s going on with Delta-8 THC? In this episode, Dr. Eric Leas, from the University of California San Diego's School of Public Health, discusses the differences between Delta-9 and Delta-8 THC and a loophole in the Farm Bill that has led to a growing, unregulated market for Delta-8. We discuss the risks associated with this market and he shares some ideas on revisiting regulations at the federal and state level to protect consumers. 

Links:

Interview with Eric Streenstra, the founder of Vote Hemp: https://diagonventures.com/cannabis/hemp-versus-cannabis/

NYT article on Delta-8: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/01/well/mind/delta-8-thc-marijuana.html

Learn more about Dr. Eric Leas: 

https://profiles.ucsd.edu/eric.leas

49 min