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DEA Asserts That THCA Doesn’t Conform to Legal Hemp Definition

In the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is defined as a marijuana product that contains under 0.3% delta-9 THC. Recently, a top official at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (“DEA”) clarified in a new letter that this limit included delta-9 THC as well as THCA, a cannabinoid which changes into delta-9 THC when heated.

In the letter, Terrence Boss stated that Congress had directed that the concentration of delta-9 THC be tested using techniques such as post-decarboxylation. Boss is the chief of the drug and chemical evaluation section at the federal agency. He explained that THCA derived from marijuana didn’t need to meet hemp’s definition…

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