There’s no shortage of things to love about San Antonio, TX. This big-time city with a small-town feel has a long history and a culture that reflects its range of influences throughout the years. Established in 1718, San Antonio is one of the oldest cities in Texas. Through the centuries since, San Antonio has developed a rich mixture of Mexican, Southwestern, and even German communities, which creates a city with a lot of culture and a diverse array of restaurants. This military-friendly town boasts a mild climate and 220 average days of sunshine per year. In addition, San Antonio’s beauty and its accessibility to major attractions like SeaWorld and Six Flags also make it an even more enviable place to live.
Whether you are fortunate enough to reside here or just visiting to take in the many museums and events the city has to offer, you know the best place to get all of your CBD and Delta 8 THC products is from The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary.
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Where to Find Us Near San Antonio, TX
While we don’t yet have a wholesale partner in San Antonio, TX, you can find The Hemp Doctor on the shelves in Kerrville, TX, just an hour away!
Breathe Freely Cannabis Company: Hemp, CBD, Delta 8
Breathe Freely was started by a veteran and a nurse that had a dream to serve the community while working as a family together. At Breathe Freely you can breathe out your unwanted problems and breathe in relief.
- Address: 317 Sidney Baker St S Ste 200, Kerrville, TX 78028
- Phone number: (830) 955-5014
- Website: breathefreelycannabiscompany.com
- Operating hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The History and Current Legal Standing of Delta 8 THC
One of the newest hemp-based products on the market today features Delta 8 THC. Two great examples of this are our Delta 8 THC Triple Bears and our Delta 8 THC Tinctures. This amazing cannabinoid has recently been recognized for its many beneficial properties and the overall feeling of wellness it creates when used. But you may be concerned with the legal status of these products as they obviously contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It’s a good question that we at The Hemp Doctor are happy to answer. And since we’ve been talking about San Antonio’s long history, we thought it would be fun to first give you a brief history of the legal status of Delta 8 THC and hemp in general.
History of Hemp and Its Legal Status
Delta 8 THC, CBD, and other popular cannabinoids on the market today are all derived from the cannabis family of plants. These plants come in two main strains: indica and sativa. The cannabinoids from the indica plant tend to have a more relaxing quality when used, while sativa allows the user to be more alert. Now within these two strains, you also have two different varieties of the cannabis plant: hemp and marijuana.
The main distinction between these two plants is that hemp has large amounts of CBD and low amounts of THC, while marijuana has high amounts of THC and lower amounts of CBD. As you are probably aware, marijuana’s heightened level of THC is what causes the psychotropic high feeling the user experiences when smoking or ingesting it. This distinction is important as we talk about the cannabis plant’s legal standing throughout the years.
The hemp variety of the cannabis plant has been used throughout the ages for a number of purposes that include making parchment, sails, clothing, and even fuel oil. In fact, archaeologists have found hemp products dating back as far as 10,000 years ago. This plant’s remarkable fiber structure makes it ideal for constructing a number of different items. Hemp’s continued popularity carried over into the founding of the United States. During the 1800s, there were times when farmers were actually required to grow hemp.
Many may argue that the marijuana variety of the cannabis plant, on the other hand, doesn’t have as distinguished of a history. Marijuana had been used by the Mexican population for many years for medicinal and recreational purposes. After the Mexican Revolution, many Mexican immigrants flooded into America during the 1910s and 1920s and they brought their love of marijuana with them. Because of paranoia and anti-Mexican sentiment public opinion turned against marijuana and the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed. This Act basically banned marijuana by placing an unwieldy tax on it.
It wasn’t until the 1970s and the War on Drugs that marijuana was classified as a Schedule 1 drug along with other drugs such as LSD and heroin. This classification made marijuana federally illegal throughout the United States. Unfortunately, in their exuberance to take on the drug problem, the US government lumped the hemp variety of cannabis plant into the same category as the marijuana variety and made it completely illegal as well.
It wasn’t changed until 2018 that the Agricultural Improvement Act (commonly known as The Farm Bill) was signed into law. This Act made all cannabis products federally legal on the following conditions:
- The product had to be derived from hemp, not marijuana;
- The hemp had to be grown by a licensed hemp farmer; and
- The final product derived from hemp could not contain more than 0.3% THC by weight.
This Act opened up a cannabis-based market that has skyrocketed the popularity of both CBD and Delta 8 THC products.
The Current Legal Status of Hemp Products
As we’ve outlined above, hemp-based products are now federally legal in the United States as long as they comply with The Farm Bill’s requirements. Most states have adopted the federal position on CBD products, although a few states require that the CBD product have no traces of THC in order to be legal on a state level. The legal status of Delta 8 THC products, on the other hand, is not so cut and dry.
The Farm Bill of 2018 specifies that the THC referred to in its wording is the Delta 9 THC cannabinoid. This is specifically the cannabinoid in high concentration in the marijuana plant that causes the intoxicating effect for the user. Because of this specification, Delta 9’s sister cannabinoid, Delta 8 THC, is considered the same as CBD and therefore is legal on a federal level. Certain states do not follow the federal guidelines and have made Delta 8 THC illegal. You should monitor your state’s guidelines as the laws are constantly changing.
New Challenges to Delta 8 THC Legality and Availability
Another recent challenge to Delta 8 THC products has been introduced by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The DEA added Delta 8 THC to its list of controlled substances in August of 2020. This decision has been challenged by the Hemp Industries Association, as it is an overreaching attempt to ban Delta 8 THC by rule. In addition, the DEA still would have to have The Farm Bill of 2018 amended to include Delta 8 THC. Because they have not taken this action, Delta 8 THC remains legal on a federal level.
There’s Good News at The Hemp Doctor!
When you rely on a premium retailer like The Hemp Doctor, you can always count on not only receiving the highest quality Delta 8 THC products on the market today, you can count on their availability too.
The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, we do!. Because of the quality of our products and our standing in the hemp retail industry, we have hundreds of brick-and-mortar retail shops across the US that carry our products. If you look at the map on our contact us page, you will likely find a retailer in your city where you can purchase our vape and other CBD and Delta 8 THC products. In addition, if you can’t find a retailer close by, we invite you to talk to the owner of your favorite vape shop and request that they carry our line. We are always looking to expand our number of loyal retailers!
Both our retailers and our enthusiastic customers know that they will always get a premium quality product from The Hemp Doctor because everything in our inventory is
- 100% legal on a federal level;
- Derived from hemp grown only in the United States;
- Processed using scientifically advanced extraction methods; and
- Tested by an independent third-party laboratory.
You can be assured that the Certificate of Analysis (COA) from that third-party lab is posted right on our website. Making these COAs available to our customers ensures that what is on our labels is exactly what is in the product.
Shop with us online or by phone today! And if you happen to be in Mooresville, NC, we invite you to visit us at our store located at 510 River Highway #16. We are here for all of your Delta 8 THC and CBD needs!