Texas is a strange country. Some parts of it are very progressive while others are very conservative and oftentimes pass laws that conflict with the rest of the country. In one of these cases, Texas decided to ban outright delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol, a psychoactive compound derived from cannabis currently excluded from the Controlled Substances Act.
For many Texas CBD retailers, this came as a shock. For most people, the legality of the Delta-8 was not in question, however, the legality of the Delta-8 was not in question, but the Texas Department of Health Services Put this notice on their website;
The Texas Health and Safety Act, Chapter 443 (HSC 443), established by House of Representatives 1325 (Legislature Number 86), allows cannabis products consumed in Texas not to exceed 0.3% Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). All other forms of THC, including Delta-8 at any concentration and Delta-9 above 0.3%, are considered Schedule I controlled substances. A list of Schedule I controlled substances can be found at the following link: Schedule I Controlled Substances.
Needless to say, this slashed profits for many factories and dispensaries seeing Delta-8 become a very popular product given that it produces a similar spike to Delta-9 THC.
However, lawmakers have established a blanket ban on all forms of THC above the 0.3% federally imposed limit. This made dispensaries and head laboratories scramble to remove their products.
“This is really out of nowhere. It’s not based on science, nor is it based on any real threat to Texans, said Rick Trojan III, a board member for the Cannabis Industries Association. “The whole thing is baffling to everyone involved. It seems the DSHS doesn’t even understand why they know what they are doing.” Source
This is often the case with lawmakers who make unilateral decisions based on something apart from their experience. However, due to the fact that this move was made by the DSHS and not through the appropriate legal channels – there is a possibility that this will not continue as a manager at Lit Smoke & Vape Said;
“It’s still on our shelves until a legal decision is made that it’s illegal,” said a manager at Lit Smoke & Vape. These people have no authority over the law. So until the law says it’s illegal, no, we’ll keep selling it. They tried to ban CBD two years ago and got sued and fell out. So it will happen again.” – Lit Smoke & Vape
There are many other companies who feel the same way, which means that it is now up to companies to resist this law. Over the coming months we’ll see several companies defying the state’s decision and until then, many stores will continue to sell it despite the DSHS claim it’s a “guaranteed schedule.”
Why is orgasm a bad thing?
Why whenever a drug is found that makes you feel good – the government wants to ban it? At this point, there is no scientific evidence that Delta-8 poses any significant health risk to people and it appears to be a more ethical position.
This is because in the United States, taking “illegal” drugs is considered an unethical act according to the legislation. Taking drugs, according to the United States, is a “bad moral” act which is why making it illegal is justified.
If you can buy mind-altering substances like alcohol, which also produce a kind of euphoria – why can’t you also get substances like legal THC? It doesn’t make sense that a “single substance”, linked to more murder and violence, can be bought legally in restaurants and bars – however cannabis and its derivatives need to be scrutinized to ensure everyone’s “safety”.
The main problem is that legislators who have absolutely no experience with drug use – have assumptions based on decades of programming by the state that “drugs are bad…mmmkay!” Because of this intrinsic belief, they automatically demonize anything that falls under the category of “illicit drugs.”
They believe that a “drug-free society” is an achievable idea. “Only if we can get rid of drugs” will be people (fill in the blank). This core concept has been justified by decades of persecution. However, there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support the validity of these decisions.
Fortunately, there is a paradigm shift happening all over the world – except perhaps in places like Singapore where they will kill you directly for weeds. All over the world, we’re starting to see countries realize that a “catch them all” approach won’t make drugs go away. Indeed, the evidence suggests that these policies are not only dangerous, but corrupt the morals of the government.
Ecstasy isn’t a bad thing, and it’s not unethical to use your endocannabinoid system, offering vegans to induce a temporary state of “feel good.” This is much less dangerous than drinking a little beer at night, and has a much lower chance of getting someone hooked.
Why do I defend my body as my choice…
Society is only as free as the individual. This should be the guiding principle of all governments and we should always strive to ensure that ‘the liberty of the individual’ is preserved. why?
Because when a person is free to do with his body what he wants – he begins all the other civil causes that people fight for. This includes women’s reproductive rights, transgender rights, gay rights, black rights, white rights, and all the other rights you can think of.
This is because while all of these groups may identify as a particular group – they are all made up of individuals. Therefore, the highest form of freedom is what you can do for your mind, body, and soul.
It’s interesting to see Texas – a country that is vehemently opposed to Covid mandates because of “freedom of choice” – simultaneously limiting freedom of choice for Texans.
I am almost certain that the Delta-8 will continue to be sold no matter what the state may have released. After all, Let’s Go Brandon isn’t just about fucking Biden – it’s “Fuck’em All!” Biden is only the current target, but that sentiment has been around for a long time – so don’t let the guy take away your rights…the same rights we’ve been fighting for decades.