Skip to content

In-depth Article - DEA Classifying THC-O as Schedule 1

Why is the DEA Classifying THC-O Products as Schedule 1 Substances?

As reported in the February 13, 2023, issue of Marijuana Moment, “DEA Classifies Novel Cannabinoids Delta-8 And -9 THCO As Controlled Substances, Even When Synthesized From Legal Hemp”. Reported and written by Kyle Jaeger.

(Tap or click to read the entire article).

Mr. Jaeger reports that “The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says that two cannabinoids that have emerged in state markets do not meet the federal definition of legal hemp and are therefore considered illegal controlled substances.

Attorney Rod Kight* inquired about the legal status of delta-8 THC-O and delta-9 THC-O with the federal agency last year and followed up earlier this month.

groovyhempcompany.com In-depth article on DEA Classifying THC-O Products as Schedule 1 Substances.

DEA sent a response letter on Monday, saying the two cannabinoids “do not occur naturally in the cannabis plant and can only be obtained synthetically, and therefore do not fall under the definition of hemp.”

Delta-9-THCO and delta-8-THCO are tetrahydrocannabinols having similar chemical structures and pharmacological activities to those contained in the cannabis plant,” the letter from Terrence L. Boos, chief of DEA’s Drug & Chemical Evaluation Section, continued.”

Mr. Jaeger‘s article in Marijuana Moment also includes Mr. Kight‘s* very illuminating written response to the DEA decision. Tap or click to learn more

There have been concerns about THC-O in the Cannabis Community. Here are excerpts from a March 22, 2022, post written by Emily Murray and published on the Addiction Center Blog;

“Because of its possible high level of potency and lack of research on its effects on one’s health, many have concerns about this THC analog.

What Is THC-O?  

THC-O, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, is a non-natural cannabinoid. Also called THC-O-acetate, this compound is not derived from hemp in the same way other cannabis products, like CBD, CBG, and CBN are. This means that THC-O is not found naturally in the hemp plant.”.

Ms. Murray continues; 

“There has been very little scientific research done on the effects and dangers of using THC-O. It has been reported by some news outlets that THC-O can be up to 3x more potent than THC.

Based on the experiences of consumers, this compound is capable of producing more psychedelic effects than other cannabinoids. It has also been said that these effects tend to have a more spiritual tone.

Based on the experiences of consumers, this compound is capable of producing more psychedelic effects than other cannabinoids.

It has also been said that these effects tend to have a more spiritual tone.

While not much is known about the effects of THC-O, those who use this cannabinoid believe it can help to relieve pain, boost appetite, and reduce anxiety.

Consumers also report the following side effects.  Hallucinations, Anxiety, Dizziness, Paranoia, Sedation, Vomiting, and Seizures. 

Public interest in THC-O has been growing across the US, especially in states where the sale of recreational Marijuana is still illegal. It is typically sold in vape cartridges, tinctures, and gummies.”.

Ms. Murray further comments;

“Since synthetic Marijuana was introduced, a large number of similar cannabinoid agonists have been created. This makes it difficult to control these substances.

Because there is very little research and few regulations, the risks that can come with using THC-O are virtually unknown.

Lack of regulations and standards for production make it very difficult to know a product’s potency or what chemicals were involved during production.

While most are advertised as being organic or natural, often dangerous chemicals are used when manufacturing THC-O.” 

Tap or click to read the entire post by Ms. Murray,

Mr. Jaeger continues the article with some very informed background information and good solid reporting that lends a huge amount of clarity to this and related issues.

I strongly advise that you take a few minutes to read Mr. Jaeger’s article in Marijuana Moment, it’s well worth your time.

Tap or click to read the entire article.

Groovy Hemp Company & the THC-O Issue

groovyhempcompany.com has never and does not provide any products formulated with any synthetic THC products including and especially THC-O.

Every hemp-based product we provide is all-natural and 100% compliant with the 2018 Farm Bill. The CBD and/or THC in our Hemp-based products are derived directly from Hemp Flower and only Hemp Flower.

As always groovyhempcompany.com only provides hemp-based products with a high degree of purity and quality control. These products are sourced from socially responsible vendors with extremely high ethical standards.

All products are formulated from Industrial-grade or pharmaceutical-grade hemp grown and manufactured in the United States. Almost all additional ingredients are all-natural and/or organic.

In almost all cases Independent Lab Results (AKA COAs) are available for printing or download on each corresponding product page. Tap or click and visit our CBD Wellness page and see how we can help you, 

groovyhempcompany.com In-depth article on DEA Classifying THC-O Products as Schedule 1 Substances.

Groovy Hemp Company provides a free information hub for people who would like to learn more about hemp-based products. That includes; YouTube videos, In-Depth Articles, FAQs, and a Glossary

For a more visual look at CBD, Groovy Hemp Company provides a specific page with a collection of CBD-focused YouTube videos. Tap or click to visit our CBD YouTube page.

Or, you can tap or click Groovy Hemp Company YouTube Channel and subscribe. Many thanks!

And please take a few moments to stop by the recently relaunched Groovy Hemp Podcast Page. You can also find Groovy Hemp Podcast on many podcast channels including:

Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, iHeart Radio, Podchaser, Radio PublicAcast, Patreon, Amazon Music Podcasts, Pandora, Deezer, and Buy Me a Coffee.

Our Google Web Stories help you learn more about how CBD Oil, CBG, and CBDA may reduce inflammation and encourage workout recovery after a tough day in the fitness center. They could also manage chronic stressors.

You can also learn how CBD oil might help you get quality sleep. Tap or click to experience our very Groovy Google Web Stories.

DEA Classifying THC-O Products as Schedule 1 Substances, The Big Wrap-up

As always, our goal is to help educate you, the CBD Oil consumer, so you can make better-informed buying decisions.

Groovy Hemp Company is your CBD Online Marketplace, Order Today!

Please take a moment and tap or click Groovy Hemp Company YouTube Channel and subscribe. Many thanks!

Thank you for stopping by and reading DEA Classifying THC-O Products as Schedule 1 Substances

Tap or click to read more Groovy Hemp Company In-depth Articles.

Groovy Hemp Company FDA Disclaimer

This product is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research.

These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice

  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Products on this site are not meant for individuals with a history of heart conditions.
  • Do not take if pregnant or nursing.

Your privacy matters, we will NOT sell your information or data. We accept all major credit cards.

Support Information

Call us at 877.526.6119  or You can also reach us via email at support@groovyhempcompany.com

More Support Information

4387 W Swamp Rd
#162
Doylestown PA  18901

Copyright 2024, All rights reserved
Robb Auspitz Web Design 

Back To Top