Down in the Weeds with Delta 8 THC

Down in the Weeds with Delta 8 THC

Hemp Extracts When the federal Farm Bill of 2018 legalized cultivation of hemp – a member of the banned cannabis family – it also opened legal loophole entrepreneurs could use to chemically produce large quantities of low-cost Delta 8 THC from the plant. It turns out...

Cannabis Compounds & Covid 19

Cannabis Compounds & Covid 19

It should be common knowledge that TRUCE supports and advocates for full-spectrum whole plant medicine patients need and want. This does not mean we categorically oppose the study and possible creation of isolated compounds from a plant to target a specific ailment....

Terpenes and Cannabis

Terpenes and Cannabis

  What are Plant Terpenes? Terpenes and terpenoid compounds are found in all living organisms. They are especially abundant in green and flowering plants.  The plant uses its distinct chemical compounds to attract or repel users, and it’s estimated that there are...

Plant Growth Regulators and Cannabis

Plant Growth Regulators and Cannabis

Plant Growth Regulators and Cannabis Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s)  are synthetic hormones that control a plants’ structure and growth rate like the size of the plant, the shape of roots, stems and leaves, and how fast flowering starts. Each action has an opposite...

Is Utah’s Cannabis Industry Starting to Look Like California?

Is Utah’s Cannabis Industry Starting to Look Like California?

Is Utah's Cannabis Industry Looking Like California's? Is it possible Utah’s medical cannabis program may end up like California’s cannabis industry?  The medical and adult-use cannabis trade is so overburdened with regulation and costs that the illegal market in...

Some Utah Patients Swear Off Delta-8

Some Utah Patients Swear Off Delta-8

Delta-8 and Patients We continue our discussion around the current fad in the cannabis and hemp space with an article from the Salt Lake Tribune, “Some Utah cannabis patients swear off Delta-8 THC”. We would like to thank the Salt Lake Tribune for covering this story...

Is Delta-8 THC Naturally Occurring or Synthetic?

Is Delta-8 THC Naturally Occurring or Synthetic?

Whether you use cannabis medicinally or recreationally, you may have seen headlines recently about Delta-8 THC and other isolated compounds. Significant concerns are surrounding the use of Delta-8 THC for augmenting cannabis products, ranging from its psychoactive...

Cannabis and Worker’s Compensation

Cannabis and Worker’s Compensation

We are pleased to see that some states are introducing new laws and policies that treat medical cannabis like other drugs. Six states currently allow their state’s worker’s compensation policies to reimburse patients for their medical cannabis purchases. TRUCE agrees...

The Feds Can’t Outlaw Delta-8 THC

The Feds Can’t Outlaw Delta-8 THC

Psst! The U.S. government can’t ban Delta-8 THC. Why? Because the Feds can’t outlaw something that’s already illegal. The DEA can merely reiterate – as it did in its August 2020 interim final rule on implementation of the Farm Bill – that “All synthetically derived...

Lab Shopping

Lab Shopping

Utah currently has one commercial lab and one state run lab that tests the cannabis that is sold in Utah medical dispensaries. There are no labs dedicated solely to testing cannabis. The two labs in Utah focus on all agricultural testing and essential oils. Recently,...