Trying to navigate the complexities of AB45 and what it means for hemp in Cali. From what I can gather:
“THC” or “THC or comparable cannabinoid” means any of the following:
(1) Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid.
(2) Any tetrahydrocannabinol, including, but not limited to, Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and Delta-10-tetrahydrocannabinol, however derived, except that the department may exclude one or more isomers of tetrahydrocannabinol from this definition under subdivision (a) of Section 111921.7.
(3) Any other cannabinoid, except cannabidiol, that the department determines, under subdivision (b) of Section 111921.7, to cause intoxication.
(m) “THCA” means tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, CAS number 23978-85-0.
(n) “Total THC” means the sum of THC and THCA. Total THC shall be calculated using the following equation: total THC concentration (mg/g) +/- the measurement of uncertainty, as defined by the United States Department of Agriculture.
(f) “Industrial hemp” has the same meaning as in Section 11018.5. “Industrial hemp” does not include cannabinoids produced through chemical synthesis.
not an experienced enough lab guy to know if D8 is produced through chemical synthesis so I’m hoping some of the more experienced users can weigh in.