Although flower contains a small percentage of THC, there are also many products with higher concentrations of THC than flower. These products, which can be as much as 95 percent THC, have no medical benefit and only exist to produce a high. However, their higher potency makes them more addictive and dangerous. So it's important to choose carefully when buying THC products. Here are some things to consider. These products contain higher levels of THC than flower, so they're more likely to be addictive.
AK Futures is a manufacturer of delta-8 THC products. The manufacturer uses the "CAKE" brand logo, which features a stylized letter "C" and a two-tier cake. The manufacturer filed lawsuits against Boyd St. Distro, LLC, a wholesaler of vape and smoke products, for selling its branded products. The district court granted AK Futures a preliminary injunction, and the company has now appealed to the Ninth Circuit.
This case could be significant in Ohio because the state has not issued a prohibition on delta-8 THC products. While the Ohio Department of Agriculture does regulate hemp, it has not issued a ban on the Delta-8 THC product. The similarity between the Ohio and California programs may influence the state courts and regulators. AK Futures, however, is not a controlling decision in Ohio, and no state court has followed the reasoning in AK Futures.
The decision has broad implications for the hemp industry, empowering individuals and companies interested in producing and selling hemp-based products. It also clarifies the legal status of delta-8 THC products under federal law. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are several caveats to the AK Futures decision. Although the decision is a win for the hemp industry, there are still risks. The industry is still in its infancy, and it will take some time for the federal government to fully adopt its own rules.
The lawsuit was originally filed by AK Futures, LLC, a California-based vape product manufacturer. Boyd Street Distro was selling counterfeit delta-8 THC products. The district court found that the plaintiffs failed to prove that the product was the property of AK Futures. Further, the company's trademarks do not protect Cake products, which is illegal under federal law. So, it is crucial to ensure that the law protects consumers from such counterfeits.
While the court affirmed the grant of a preliminary injunction for AK Futures, it rejected the defendant's argument that its products are not illegal under the Farm Act. The Court also found that AK Futures can't hold federal trademark rights to delta-8 THC products. As a result, the company has to seek trademark protection for its Delta-8 THC products. The company will appeal the ruling to the Ninth Circuit.
Despite the lawsuits, AK Futures' products still contain less than 0.3 percent of delta-9 THC. As a result, the company is eligible for federal trademark protection under the Farm Act. This is a significant victory for the industry. However, it is crucial to remember that the law is evolving, and AK Futures needs to comply with it. Even if AK Futures is successful in court, the lawsuits against marijuana businesses are likely to continue.
AK Futures v. Boyd Street Distro, LLC, et al. AK Futures' appeal of the District Court's ruling was upheld by the Ninth Circuit. The District Court had found that delta-8 THC products were legal and eligible for trademark protection, but if delta-9 THC products exceeded 0.3%, they would no longer be able to obtain that protection.
While the law is evolving, AK Futures is a company that makes e-cigarettes and vaping products made from delta-8 THC. Delta-8 THC is found in Cannabis sativa, which includes both marijuana and hemp. Delta-8 THC is similar to delta-9 THC, but it's manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol. The Farm Act, passed in 2018, legalized the cultivation of hemp.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that hemp-derived Delta-8 THC is legal, and a Los Angeles storefront was found to be selling counterfeit versions of AK Futures e-cigarettes. The case involved an intellectual property dispute. AK Futures, a manufacturer of e-cigarettes, claimed that Boyd Street Distro, LLC sold counterfeit versions of its "Cake"-branded e-cigarettes. In response, AK Futures countered that delta-8 THC is a permissible derivative of hemp.
AK Futures LLC, a manufacturer of vaping and e-cigarette products, argued that Boyd Street's counterfeit Cake e-cigarettes infringed upon its trademark and copyrights. The court granted the company's motion for a preliminary injunction, and ordered Boyd Street to cease selling the Cake e-cigarettes and vaping products. The plaintiff AK Futures also claims that Boyd Street is selling fake AK Futures products, and the court agreed.
AK Futures' Delta-8 THC products were found to be legal under federal law despite the lower court's preliminary injunction. This ruling is a victory for consumers who are seeking to purchase legal cannabis products. While the federal government continues to crack down on the sale of illegal products, it has made the sale of marijuana and THC-infused e-cigarettes a relatively easy process. In addition, the AK Futures brand may have federal trademark protection and is available to consumers.
While the federal ban on delta-8 THC remains unaffected, the Supreme Court's ruling may not help the cannabis industry as expected. It is unclear whether Boyd Street will appeal the decision, but the decision is an important step in the legalization of hemp-derived products. The US Court of Appeals decision is expected to help consumers who wish to buy hemp-derived THC. It also means that the sale of these products will not be illegally regulated.
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