“There's no reason to limit ourselves in terms of the cannabinoid toolbox. Whether it's naturally occurring, semi-synthetic or even synthetic, it's very important to know exactly what we're dealing with and what quantities we're dealing with if we want to avoid unknown adverse reactions and keep people as safe and healthy as possible.”
Lev Spivak-Birndorf, Ph.D., chief science officer at Michigan-based cannabis testing lab PSI Labs, said in response to the rise in poison control center calls across the country related to delta-8 THC.
“Hemp is kind of one of those classic examples of a potentially invasive species. It still has a lot of what are called wild-type traits .... We have seen hemp escape cultivation through some of our controlled studies, so the risk of invasion is still something that we want to be cautious of.”
Dr. Zachary Brym, Ph.D, agronomy assistant professor at the University of Florida, told The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, sharing findings from a two-year hemp pilot study.