In recent months, cannabis consumers have come across an intriguing line of cannabinoid products online and on smoke shop shelves: Hemp-derived delta-9 THC edibles.

Yep. Even in states without access to legal weed, people can buy goodies—primarily gummies, but baked goods and other edibles, too—that contain bona fide THC.

How the heck is that possible?

From its origins in hemp and “mother liquor,” to the crazy legal loophole that makes it all possible, read on to learn more about hemp-derived delta-9 THC.

Turning hemp into ‘mother liquor’

The hemp-derived cannabinoid market exploded in late 2018, when Congress legalized hemp via the US Farm Bill

The bill defines hemp as any cannabis sativa plant that contains less than 0.3% THC….

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