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Frequently Asked Questions.

YES! Hemp is federally protected by the 2018 Farm Bill allowing hemp to be grown in all 50 states. Hemp is specifically defined as cannabis sativa with a Δ9 THC content of 0.3% or lower. This plant is known for producing other incredible healing cannabinoids like CBD, CBN, CBG and more.

People ask this question A LOT. A lot of people aren’t completely sure, so let’s clear the smoke in the air.

“All cannabinoids begin their life as cannabigerolic acid (CBGA). CBGA is known as the mother of all cannabinoids as this compound evolves throughout the course of the plant’s growth cycle into every natural cannabinoid known today- from THC to CBD and beyond. Genetics, environmental exposures, and stress can all influence these biological conversions.

Because cannabinoids are remarkably similar in molecular structure, bringing this natural tendency to convert from one to another in a laboratory is relatively straightforward. Long before Delta-8 rose in prominence, lab technicians have been using similar conversion techniques to transform common cannabinoids into rare, exotic ones. Now they are applying this same technology to Delta-8.

Delta-8 exists in many cannabis cultivars but typically in extremely low quantities. To extract and purify Delta-8 from raw plant material with less than one percent of the targeted cannabinoid is unprofitable. This is why producers have begun converting other, more prevalent cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9 or, more commonly, THC) into Delta-8.” (www.cannabistech.com)

So why do so many states have it banned?? You’ll notice that these are all states that have pre-existing marijuana plans in place – primarily recreational states, but some medical as well. Because marijuana is taxed and heavily regulated in a completely different way as hemp, these states make Delta 8 illegal because their state governments are unable to profit off this medicine unlike its counterpart, marijuana. This is mainly due to greed, as Delta 8 is an incredibly affordable alternative to its Delta 9 sister.

So how is Delta-8 made??

Cannabinoids are extracted from hemp plant matter into a solvent of the manufacturers choice- usually from the selection of Lewis acids (like alumna acid-washed, p-tuluenesulfonic acid, and hydrochloric acid). There are so many ways to convert CBD into Delta-8, and depending on the blend can take 1-18 hours. 

When the process comes to an end, the solution is washed and neutralized. Using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPL), the now washed and converted mixture is separated into its different cannabinoids. 

Testing is the most important part. This is why Calley Kush only utilizes Delta-8 that has been pre-tested through stringent levels of micro toxins, pesticides, and other potential chemicals that could ruin the quality of Delta 8 in any way. We do not accept or use any Delta-8 that has residual solvents or comes from amateur home-chemists.  Rest assured when you experience our quality of Delta-8, you too, will know the benefits this compound can bring. 

So why does Calley Kush carry Delta 8? 

As a Georgia based company with a college education from Alabama, it’s easy to note that both of these states have always been incredibly unwilling to relax legislation on cannabis overall. Delta-8 is the necessary tool of the Hemp industry in educating our public on the benefits of new cannabis policies and in normalizing cannabis consumption, especially in the Bible Belt. It is our hope that Calley Kush helps inspire change in these states (and many others just like it) to adopt a policy that allows all Americans the right to plant based medicine. 

Delta-8 is NOT legal in all 50 states. 

Delta-8 is regulated, restricted or banned in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, or Vermont.

If you place an order that includes any Delta-8 product to any of these aforementioned states, your order will be subject to compliance adjustments. Refunds based on these mistakes are subject to a compliance fee and/or subject to no refund depending on the technicalities of your order.

MEET OUR TEAM

Get to know our small, family based team.

Calley (Kush) Craton

Co-founder/COO

Director of Marketing, Sales, Purchasing and Compliance 

Charles Craton

Co-founder/CFO

Director of Logistics

Alan Solano

Co-founder

Director of Quality Assurance, Technology, and Cultivation

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