Legal status of THC A

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Dear Home Office,
In January 2018 you released a document “ fact sheet on Cannabinoids”
In it you state
THC-A as an isolated substance, in its pure form, would not be controlled under the MDA 1971 / MDR 2001. However, it is understood that THC-A readily degrades both naturally, and with a catalyst or environmental change (e.g. ingestion) to THC which is a Schedule 1 controlled cannabinoid.

Could you please explain how it is understood that if a person was to ingest THC A isolate (powder or crystal form) It would be able to decarboxylate into THC ? As this doesn’t seem scientifically possible or plausible

With that mind is THC A in its isolate form legal to posses in the U.k as if stored correctly will not decarboxylate into THC

Yours faithfully,

darryl noe

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