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What the New Definition of THC in Ohio Means for Medical Marijuana Patients

Recent changes to how the State Of Ohio defines THC could change how medical marijuana patients shop for their cannabis products. The changes are a result of the expanding market for cannabis products derived from Delta-8 and other cannabinoids derived from hemp. The popularity of these cannabinoids, which can be used alone, or combined with Delta-9 THC products has only increased as they’re fairly easy to obtain. While Delta-8 THC products aren’t available at medical marijuana dispensaries currently they can be purchased at a variety of other retailers throughout the State. Facts about how the THC designation could impact medical marijuana patients in Ohio include:

THC In Medical Marijuana Products Are Now Defined by Their Cannabinoid Designation

The new law, which went into effect on May 2nd defines THC as “all naturally or artificially derived tetrahydrocannabinols (THC)”. This designation places artificial cannabinoids like Delta 8 and Delta-10 THC under the umbrella of THC products. Other artificial derivatives of THC like THCA and THCv are also reclassified as THC due to the passage of the new law. THCA possesses a chemical composition slightly different from THC, as is THCv, but they both provide different therapeutic and psychoactive properties upon consumption.

This is significant news for people who choose to get CBD products from retailers that aren’t medical marijuana dispensaries, too. That’s the case because consumers may realize that their favorite CBD products contain some level of Delta-8 or Delta-10 THC. That’s why it’s important to remember that the only way to obtain CBD products that have been tested and approved for sale is at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries. The new law is likely to provide patients with increased levels of transparency when it comes to their favorite products, too.

Medical Marijuana Patients May See New Labeling on Certain Products

Even though Delta-8 and products consisting of other synthetic cannabinoids aren’t for sale at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries, patients are still likely to be affected by the law change. That’s because they’re likely to encounter new labels when they shop for their medical marijuana products at dispensaries. That’s because even for delta-9 THC products the rule change mandates that marijuana manufacturers disclose that information to consumers. This will likely provide medical marijuana patients with more information that could help them decide which products are best for treating their ailments.

That’s especially the case after considering the fact that more and more cannabis products are being developed that consist of a hybrid of different cannabinoids or strains. The more insights that patients have that they can use to make decisions on how to use cannabis to treat their conditions, the better. There’s a wide selection of products to choose from at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries, too. All it takes for access to them is obtaining a medical marijuana card.

The Only Way to Legally Purchase Delta-9 THC Products That Have Been Tested And Approved For Sale is With a Medical Marijuana Card - Get Yours Today!

The benefits that come with having a medical marijuana card are immense. Getting one is as simple as making an appointment with a physician who can get you approved for a medical marijuana card. Doing so completely eliminates the possibility of legal consequences for possession and consumption of cannabis, while providing you with unparalleled levels of relief from a variety of medical ailments. Same day appointments are available, too. To get any of your questions regarding medical marijuana answered, call (866)457-5559 - you’ll be glad you did!


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