About Impel & Our Products
THC & CBD COMPLETELY DERIVED FROM FEDERAL HEMP! ImpelCBD.com offers high quality THC and CBD rich consumer ready products at competitive prices. Our products are 100% derived from cannabis L. sativa plants grown and certified as industrial hemp. This is the exact SAME species that is also known as marijuana. When sourcing and deriving the cannabis ingredients for all our products, we adhere strictly to the new rules set forth in The Agricultural Improvement act of 2018, aka The 2018 Farm Bill. This allows us to serve our customers across state lines and outside the federal rules for marijuana. Our products on not marijuana for federal enforcement purposes. Each of our products contains less than 0.3% Δ9THC but may contain up to 100% Δ8THC as well as CBD and other allowed cannabinoids when derived from federal hemp sources.
Δ8THC is chemically identical to the prohibited Δ9THC except for the transposition of a single double bond between two carbon atoms in the uppermost carbon ring. The double bond is in the 8th position not the 9th position. All the effects of the two molecules are also essentially the same, however the treatment under the law is entirely different and has been since the controlling federal legislation came into force.
The Federal Drug Enforcement agency itself clarified this important distinction in its letter of interpretation published in August of 2020.
HISTORY Impel brands including Impel CBD and Impel Δ8THC were born out of a desire to help everyday people to “make here better now”. The founder of Impel Brands first entered the cannabis space in 2010 as an organizer of strictly medicinal patients and growers after moving to California for safer access to THC rich cannabis for a long term chronic disability. He soon turned that into a collective model and never looked back.
The tongue-in-cheek phrase “Making here better now” was originally a statement about access to the hope of cannabis derived THC and CBD as an actual medicinal substance before the FDA, DEA, and CDC would ever allow such use. Recreational users of THC products also found meaning in the phrase, even though its intent at the time was completely something benign. Enjoy the humor, because 11 years ago our founder with his scientific/geek approach was actually that naive. He still is mostly.
For many years the people at Impel operated one of the only truly compliant medicinal dispensaries in California, TahoeMeds in the North Lake Tahoe area where, at the time, patient groups were allowed to research, share, and grow communally as well as to exchange cannabis legally under state laws. However the federal prohibition still remained.
The passage of more state laws further legitimized business opportunities in California but also made the economic continuation of TahoeMeds an impossibility. The founders of Impel then joined a manufacturing group in Sacramento to continue their ground breaking work in the production of finitely dosed tablets, tinctures, suppositories and the like for folks wanting non-inhabitable methods of ingesting cannabinoids. However the market was almost entirely focused on the other meaning of “making here better now” and while that is fine, its not where our founder’s heart lies.
Our founder manufactured multiple products for multiple brands using our years of expertise in formulation science across multiple product type categories including: tablets, lotions, tinctures, chocolates, gummy things, soda pop, cartridges and more. Careful formulation and product testing are second nature at Impel.
When the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 passed, (AKA the 2018 Farm Bill) we had been closely watching the bill move through congress and we knew then that we would leave the state sanctioned marketplace for now federally legal hemp market because all of the molecules of interest could either be extracted or derived from industrial hemp sources in our labs. The family of ImpelCBD.com products using federally legal CBD and Δ8THC were born.
Most personally important for our founder, the new law would allow him to return to serving our large family of retail customers in the North Lake Tahoe region. They have be sorely missed, and we missed helping them. We also gained new retail and wholesale markets across the country. We are coming home to the clients we love and looking forward to adding more. Things ARE different here and ImpelCBD.com. Read our mission statement and our values statement or see our easy and worry free commitment to each of you to find out just how different and extraordinary we are. Reach us by telephone at 530-289-6337 if you need personal help. You will find that we are very different and proud to be so.