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In recent times, there has been a significant uptick in the popularity of cannabis products, as consumers explore alternative avenues for wellness solutions. As this market continues to evolve, so too does the legal landscape surrounding various cannabis compounds. Here, we delve into the legal complexities of cannabis, shedding light on why products containing specific compounds are federally sanctioned and can be shipped to most states in the US.

Let's start by examining the type of THC utilized by Happyface.

The majority of our flower harnesses hemp-derived THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. In its natural form, it does not induce the intoxicating effects commonly associated with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It's only upon heating (such as when smoking a joint) that THCA converts into THC, through a process known as decarboxylation, resulting in a "high."

On the other hand, our other products, such as edibles and concentrates that do not undergo heating during use, typically contain hemp-derived Delta-8 THC and/or Delta-9 THC. These are close relatives of THCA and are both psychoactive compounds, albeit differing in their molecular structures, leading to varied effects and potencies. Both cannabinoids are naturally found in marijuana and hemp.

Are products containing THCA, Delta-8 THC, and Delta-9 THC federally legal?

Indeed! The legal framework for the cultivation and sale of hemp-derived products, including those offered by Happyface containing THCA, Delta-8 THC, and Delta-9 THC, can be attributed to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. This groundbreaking legislation removed hemp—defined as cannabis containing less than 0.3% THC by dry weight—from the list of controlled substances, officially distinguishing it from marijuana. Delta-8 THC is also explicitly mentioned in the 2018 Farm Bill, categorizing it as a legal hemp-derived compound.

Products that adhere to the criteria outlined in the Farm Bill are legally permitted to be shipped to most states in the US. In addition to THC content restrictions, there are stringent regulations governing hemp cultivation, ensuring that it is carried out by licensed growers in compliance with state, tribal, or federal law—and manufacturers like Happyface must conduct thorough testing and monitoring of cannabis products to ensure adherence to regulatory standards.

Where does Happyface source its cannabis?

All Happyface cannabis is procured from small-scale US hemp farms operated by growers who eschew the use of pesticides and collectively boast decades of experience cultivating these plants. Consistently producing high-quality hemp necessitates skill, scientific knowledge, patience, and a genuine passion for the craft. Our growers have developed proprietary strains over years of dedication, and the disparity between the cannabis from Happyface's growers and the inferior products flooding the market is evident in its appearance, aroma, flavor, and effects. Learn more about our stringent quality and safety protocols.

How do federal and state laws differ?

It's imperative to recognize that while hemp-derived products enjoy federal legality, state regulations vary significantly. Some states may have more lenient regulations, while others may impose additional restrictions or outright bans on certain cannabis-derived products.

Is it legal to travel with cannabis products in the US?

The legality of traveling with cannabis products hinges on the regulations of individual states. It's crucial to research and comprehend the specific laws of your destination and any states through which you may be traveling before packing your preferred cannabis products. As a general guideline:

✦ Traveling with hemp-derived cannabis products containing 0.3% THC or less is typically permissible if they adhere to both federal and state laws.

✦ Traveling with any cannabis product containing THC exceeding 0.3% is federally illegal, irrespective of state legalization. Exceptions might be extremely rare for medicinal cannabis accompanied by legal documentation in compliant states, but thorough research is essential before taking any risks.

In a legal landscape that is rapidly evolving, navigating the intricacies of cannabis regulations can be daunting—and it's crucial to acknowledge that the legal status of cannabis compounds remains subject to change. Happyface is steadfast in its commitment to staying abreast of evolving laws, collaborating closely with experts to ensure that our products meet all regulatory requirements, thereby furnishing our customers with high-quality, federally legal cannabis.