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Dealing With Delta-8 ‘Riskiest Thing You Can Do’ in Cannabis: Q&A With Rod Kight

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Dealing With Delta-8 ‘Riskiest Thing You Can Do’ in Cannabis: Q&A With Rod Kight

 

Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Psychedelic Patenting, and Certificates of Analysis: These are some of the top issues that North Carolina and Oregon-licensed attorney Rod Kight focus on in his legal practice.

Hemp Grower spoke to the director and founder of the Kight Law Office about Delta-8 THC, the controversial but lucrative psychoactive cannabinoid that led the company to produce it and declared it banned. Since Hemp Grower published an article on April 23rd about the first 12 states to ban Delta-8-THC, New York, Vermont and Washington have also banned it.

While Kight has made a legal theory that hemp-derived Delta-8-THC is not a U.S. Schedule I substance, he says cannabinoid is still risky to deal with and the market is saturated.

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Patrick Williams: What are some of the most important things you would recommend to customers working in the Delta-8 space regarding this cannabinoid?

Rod Kight: So I’ll start with that Delta-8 became a thing about a year ago when we really started getting some calls about it, usually from companies were focused on Delta-8 like they were calling because they [produced] Delta-8. And a lot of my more traditional hemp at the time [and] CBD [cannabidiol] Corporate clients weren’t interested in entering the Delta 8 room. Well, just because it is [the] CBD and hemp biomass … market is really declining but the Delta-8 market is really up, a good chunk of my customers – even those who were initially reluctant to get involved – are now involved in Delta-8. In terms of the industry, it’s only part of the hemp puzzle.

With that said … the first thing I say [when clients call] is that getting involved in the Delta-8 market is the riskiest thing you can do in the entire cannabis industry right now. And by “cannabis” I mean that in the big terms of marijuana and hemp. The reason I’m saying this is because, on the one hand, marijuana is illegal nationwide. However, when you find yourself in the regulated market, stick to very specific state laws and regulations that are usually pretty clear. There are also some protective measures in place for medical marijuana conditions in relation to government interference. In terms of the hemp market, hemp is obviously lawful; it is clearly defined. But Delta-8 is that thing [that] gets people up, but it’s hemp. There is a lot of controversy about it. It’s really clear that law enforcement and regulators don’t like it. Your position is usually that it is illegal. That’s why it puts a target on your back when you’re in the Delta-8 industry.

PW: You spoke in yours Blog posts about legal theory. Can you explain how that applies to this topic? Could a federal judge tomorrow decide that Delta-8 made from hemp CBD extract is a List I substance and that we just have to live with it?

RK: Possibly yes – and not tomorrow because it will take some time for the cases to close. But you’re right. In theory … someone who produces sells, or even possesses hemp-derived delta-8-THC in any capacity could be charged with a criminal offense. Then that would go to court, and they would argue legal theory that [I’ve written about]and then law enforcement to see if that is DEA [U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration] or some state or local law enforcement would argue, no, this is an illegal form of THC and a court might decide that the prosecution was indeed correct. And that’s why we don’t know. No cases have yet been decided on this issue.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that Delta-8-THC is suddenly illegal across the country. It depends. If there is a local judge in a small county in Podunk who doesn’t have as much weight as, say, a federal court … who finds it high-level illegal. This person could also appeal. But to answer your question, yes, a judge could read that theory, listen to law enforcement theory, and then make a decision about what is right based on that.

PW: Some states prohibit Delta-8 and Shane Pennington by Vicente Sederberg said it was legal for her.

JK: Yes, for the most part, states have the right to do so. The [federal legal status] is kind of a baseline. The problem is we don’t know what the government is asking here. What I am arguing in my theory is that the government that specifically legalized hemp and within the definition of hemp are all cannabinoids, isomers, derivatives, extracts, etc., with delta-9 THC levels not exceeding 0.3%. So it is absolutely and fundamentally clear that Delta-8 obtained from a hemp plant is lawful.

The real question and why I wrote this latest article on plastics is, what about? [the legality of] Delta-8, which is made from hemp-derived CBD? So you hear a lot of gossip about it like, “Oh, no, that’s synthetic THC, and synthetic THC is illegal.” Well, A, is that really synthetic THC? I think this is actually an open question that no court case will answer. And B, even if it’s synthetic, it’s still legal because it fits the definition of hemp, just at first glance in relation to the definitions of the 2018 Farm Bill.

PW: Where did the idea that synthetic cannabinoids are List I substances come from?

RK:. Therefore, THC is listed in the Controlled Substances Act. If you look it contains synthetic THC. And there are a couple of reasons why that is. Initially, there were some lawsuits against people who were ambushed with THC. And they argue that THC is already included in the definition of marijuana, so that THC can only refer to plastics in the Controlled Substances Act. And the court said, no, no, no, no. It contains everything THC. ‘And conversely, you heard people say, “Well, THC is here, but that doesn’t mean synthetic.” No, it is clear that it is all forms of THC, including synthetic forms.

The second piece is that when you see “spices” and all sorts of other really lab-made compounds that mimic the effects of THC, it’s really kind of rose. The molecules were not structured much like THC at all. But the effects they had in terms of binding to the CB receptors were similar, causing the high. That’s how the problem really arose. Naturally occurring compounds that could be made from other naturally occurring compounds were never considered. That’s why we’re in no man’s land when it comes to hemp-derived Delta-8-THC.

PW: Do you have any thoughts on where we will see more clarity on the Delta 8 issue? Will it be a judge or a congress or do we just don’t know?

RK: I think this is one of the main problems in the hemp country. It’s one thing that everyone wants to talk about. But if you take your focus back and look at the country in general and Congress and its priorities, I don’t think that getting involved and legislating specifically for Delta-8 is a huge priority for Congress. I would be very surprised if we saw something about Delta-8 from Congress.

In terms of where we’ll see movement, I think we’ll likely see more from state to state. And this was what happened to CBD in the early days of CBD. This has happened and does to a certain extent with smokable hemp. It’s a problem that arises out of the farm bill that states start figuring out what they think is true and right. So I think we’re going to see a number of states come out – like Kentucky, Colorado, Oregon probably, Alabama, I believe – Alabama that specifically forbids this. But because the Delta-8 market is so big and is really supporting the hemp industry in so many ways right now, I think that at some point you will see some setback and states that actually embraces it and says, “No, we are a Delta-8 – Hemp friendly state, and provided you do whatever it takes, whether you register or offer clean, safe products, blah, blah, blah, we’ll allow it in our state. ‘Florida hasn’t gone that far, but one of its FAQs on the Department of Agriculture website has a positive discussion of Delta-8.

To answer your question, I think we’ll see this on a state regulatory basis, with the preliminary push being against Delta-8. But I think we’ll see some holdout states go the opposite way. And finally, we may see some law enforcement and some legal proceedings. But I suspect these are mostly local and isolated cases, as opposed to a big, huge federal case that we see has national precedent.

PW: What would you say to members of the hemp industry who are in states that haven’t yet banned Delta-8 and who are considering going into space?

RK: I think I would tell you a couple of things. [The first] I start every conversation with the words: “This is risky.” And the risk is the fact that this is a contentious issue with legal positions on both sides and that there is no court to rule on it. So it’s a risky business. But second … I make a strong claim that it is lawful based on the legal theories that I have outlined on my blog. And third – this is not [a] legal [issue]- But in business, if you are just getting into Delta-8 you will find yourself in a crowded market. In addition to the legal issues that you need to consider, you need to consider general business principles. Are you essentially introducing another energy drink into the crowded energy drink market? How will you stand out? I think the same principles apply because the Delta-8 market seems to be saturated right now.

PW: Is there oneAnything else on this topic that we haven’t addressed, or anything else you find or hear about about it that you’d like to share?

RK: Yes I think so. I really did refer to hemp delta-8 as an uncontrolled substance and articulated those theories. But one thing I want to be clear about to the people reading this is that, in my opinion, if you want to make Delta-8 products, it is hugely important to make safe products that are otherwise state and federal Laws would correspond to consumer safety.

I think the most dangerous thing for the Delta-8 sector of the industry is someone with a bad product that has some toxins in it, either residual toxins from production or just mixed with some bad oil or whatever may be the case, and someone gets hurt – not because of the Delta-8, which is largely safe, but because it’s a bad product. So I would like to strongly encourage anyone who gets involved to meet the high standards required of any type of consumer product. We don’t want to hurt anyone.

Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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Aleafia Health Expands Trailblazing Wellness Brand Noon &

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TORONTO, June 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: AH, OTCQX: ALEAF) (“Aleafia Health” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of cannabis wellness products and services, announced today the today expansion of its groundbreaking cannabis wellness brand Noon & Night with the introduction of the first of its kind CBD Freshly Minted Roll-on. The peppermint-scented roll-on was developed to provide cannabis users and patients with a calming, aromatic experience through topical application to the hairline, neck, forehead and shoulders.

“Noon & Night and our first Freshly Minted Roll-on on the market are perfectly positioned to capitalize on the clear and growing demand for CBD-dominant wellness products in formats familiar to both cannabis enthusiasts and novices,” said Aleafia Health CEO Geoffrey Benic. “The early market leadership of our wellness portfolio speaks for the growing reputation of our team for innovative product development. Our broader product portfolio strategy is paying off as we have already reached our strongest quarter in adult sales. “

On June 10, 2021, Mr. Benic additionally purchased the company’s common stock in the public market for a total of 357,000 common shares, all of which were purchased out of personal funds.

“We continue to pursue our stated goal of bringing high-margin cannabis products to market and adding value to shareholders, patients and consumers.”

Designed and manufactured in Aleafia Health’s Product Innovation Center in Paris, Ontario, the roll-on fits discreetly in the palm of your hand and contains a curated blend of essential oils such as peppermint, lavender, vetiver and eucalyptus, plus 200 mg of CBD.

Freshly Minted Roll-on continues the expansion of the company’s highly differentiated Noon & Night brand, already offering the first of its kind Omega CBD Soft Gels and Lavender Fizz Bath Bombs. According to data from the Ontario Cannabis Store, the category-leading bath bombs have been around since Jan.

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About Aleafia Health:

Aleafia Health is a vertically integrated, government-licensed Canadian cannabis company providing cannabis health and wellness services and products in Canada, with sales and operations in Australia and Germany. The company operates medical clinics, education centers and manufacturing facilities for the production and sale of cannabis.

Aleafia Health owns four major licensed cannabis production facilities, including the first large-scale legal outdoor grow facility in Canadian history. The company produces a diverse portfolio of commercially proven, high margin derivatives including oils, capsules, edibles, sublingual strips and vapes. Aleafia Health operates the largest national network of medical cannabis clinics and training centers with doctors, nurses and educators and operates internationally on three continents.

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The benefits of smoking Delta 8 flowers

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Some call Delta-8 THC “the cannabis industry’s new favorite cannabinoid”. While this may be a bit of a chore, there are good reasons for such announcements.

Delta Effex delivers a real legal high, and that’s rare. Plus, it has some medicinal benefits that most other cannabinoids don’t.

However, many people hesitate to try the Delta 8 because it is expensive and new. People like to stick with their knowledge and many people are unfamiliar with this substance. Unless the government finds an excuse to ban it, Delta 8 will offer many benefits to those who can afford it. Read on to find out if you want to try Delta 8 for yourself and discover its benefits.

1. Relaxation

Though not as strong as its cousin, Delta 8 will stone you. He’s a handsome guy with well-controlled size so you don’t have to worry about doing something stupid. Its effects are far more subtle than alcoholism; It sure is! There really is a lot to say about the excellent relaxation process of the Delta 8 bowl. It’s not going to be good after a hard day’s work.

It might not sound like a big deal, but let’s face it: stress can lead to many illnesses and health problems. Indeed. While stress is not the primary factor in many diseases, it is a secondary factor in all of these diseases. Starting Steam on such an easy psychological part of Steam and making your life easier can only be one thing.

2. Make the best medicine for nausea

Like Delta 9 THC, Delta 8 is also a powerful anti-emetic. Delta 9 chemotherapy is often prescribed to patients with nausea / hunger problems, who often accompany this type of treatment. This 1995 study certainly confirms this. The researchers used Delta 8 in young cancer patients in the same way that Delta 9 could be used. At the end of the study, they found that Delta 8 could do the same with fewer side effects.

3. It is better to control your appetite

Everyone knows that cannabis gives you and that the quality comes mainly from THC. As a close analogue to normal THC, Delta 8 also stimulates appetite and helps the body regulate its diet. There is only one study to support this fact. By testing these compounds on mice, they obtained several interesting results.

Mice given Delta-8 have shown a great deal of scientific work that can help them solve problems and puzzles faster. All of these mice had recently experienced weight loss, and many of them lost weight as a result. All mice increased their food intake by approximately 16% due to delta-8 supplementation. There’s an odd part here, however: the mice didn’t gain weight during this exercise. In fact, most of them have lost some body weight. This raises the interesting possibility that Delta 8 may be beneficial for weight loss.

4. Reduces pain and inflammation.

This is a benefit usually associated with CBD, but can also be easily seen from the use of Delta-8. When we think of effective pain relievers, cannabis may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the ancients used the plant for pain relief 2,500 years ago (if Chinese sources are correct). In recent history, people believed that these benefits came entirely from CBD, but we can now show that Delta-8 also plays a role.

This study examined the anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of Delta-8 in mice with severe eye damage. These lesions affected the cornea, so most of the subjects had visual problems. This experiment is ethically questionable because the researchers artificially damaged the eyes of mice. Her cornea was intentionally damaged with harsh chemicals and most were suppressed at the end of the experiment. Despite all of this, they have shown that the best Delta-8 cartridges reduce pain and inflammation associated with chemically induced eye injuries.

Potential problems

Delta-8 Flower is not without its small problems, even if none are that big. First of all, these things are usually a little expensive. In natural circumstances, the hemp plant contains less than 1% delta-8 THC. Because of this, extracts are usually much more expensive. It may take a large amount of plant biomass to make a single vial of Delta-8. Because of this, some people have developed a hemp flower with a high Delta-8 content. However, it is a niche product and that usually means higher prices. So even though it is more expensive than a CBD oil, for example, you need to make sure that the Delta-8 product you are purchasing is of high quality. We recommend trying Delta Effex as it has been one of the most consistent companies with its quality. In most companies, the quality of your product fluctuates so you don’t know what quality you are getting until you get the product.

Delta-8 is also not as well researched as many other cannabinoids. People didn’t take much interest in him until recently, so there are still a lot of things they don’t know. Finally, there’s the simple fact that some politicians want to ban Best Delta 8 Flower in the near future.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many benefits that you can get from using Delta-8. Many of them are the same health benefits you can get from CBD, but this is a purer, stronger cannabinoid. Plus, it actually offers you a shift in awareness that has its benefits. If you want more information, we encourage you to meet again.

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The legal dilemma of hemp production in Pakistan

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In September 2020, the Federal Government approved and approved the Ministry of Science and Technology to cultivate industrial hemp for medical, scientific and industrial purposes. Said permit is regulated in accordance with Rule 2 (ix), 8, 9 and 10 of the 2001 Narcotics Control.

Against this background, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) carried out an “Expression of Interest” (EOI) in the form of a joint venture (JV) for the production of hemp for medical, scientific and industrial purposes.

To promote this, the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, exercising his powers under Article 89 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, was pleased to issue Ordinance No. XIII of 2020 entitled “The Special Technology Zones Authority Ordinance 2020”. to enact ”.

Read more: Pakistan approves the use of hemp for medical, industrial purposes

The detailed guideline was also drawn up by me for PCSIR, which is supposed to play an essential role in the regulation and approval of hemp for medical purposes in Pakistan.

Pakistani government officials, notably Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, encouraged the legalization and production of hemp to reduce its medical benefits, budget deficits and Pakistan’s ailing economy.

First EOI for hemp production and CBD, issued by PCSIR…. With this one step, Pakistan is entering a $ 30 billion industry of CBD and industrial hemp … https://t.co/MBi5qhK07U

– Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) February 26, 2021

Given that the industrial hemp market is worth about $ 25 billion worldwide, Pakistan’s Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry says Pakistan aims to make $ 1 billion in profit over the next three years by joining the global hemp market . Hemp exports can target CBD oils and cannabis-based products and can be a sustainable cotton substitute during a slowdown in the cotton industry.

Read more: Cotton: Dealing with the White Gold Crisis in Pakistan

Great economic potential

Cannabis is illegal for recreational use in Pakistan, although cannabis extracts can be used for industrial and medicinal purposes as of September 2020. Cannabis is widely consumed as charas and bhang in Pakistan.

Before the influence of the British and American governments, cannabis was widely used medicinally, as a staple food, in textiles and for psychotropic effects in Central Asia. As stated in the Atharvaveda, it was revered as one of five sacred plants and it was believed that a guardian angel existed in it.

A 1983 report by the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board said drug use was largely stable through the 1950s to 1970s, with opium and cannabis being widely influenced by Western pop culture. In the 1980s, however, the habit fell out of style among the middle class.

Read more: Everything You Need to Know About CBD Oil and Antiaging

The Pakistani government approved the legalization of hemp production on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. This decision was made after it was recognized that the country had a natural wealth of cannabis. In addition, Pakistan can make over $ 1 billion from its products. It can boost Pakistan’s economy.

Cannabis is widespread in Pakistan and is smoked as charas (hashish) or drunk as a bhang. According to a 2013 report, 6.4 million people in Pakistan use cannabis. With the legalization of cannabidiol, the country aims to export non-psychoactive hemp and other derivatives to the international market.

Now that hemp has been granted legal status and has been placed under government control, it is now used to make products such as CBD oil, hemp seeds, medicinal products, and industrial products.

According to experts, hemp production in Pakistan has been called the “watershed movement” for more medical research and legalization around the world. Helga Ahmed, a German environmentalist who has lived in Pakistan for 60 years, says: “Hemp is very resistant to bad weather. No pesticides are required in its manufacture, which makes it environmentally friendly and safe. It can also be grown in abundance on little land and requires less water than cotton. “

Read more: How To Find Cheap Still Good Quality CBD Oil

Ahmed has actively campaigned for the legalization of hemp production in the country, noting that hemp’s uses extend beyond consumer goods such as textiles and CBD oils. She shared that greener hemp production practices can be used to combat climate change and promote sustainable social housing.

Monopoly in hemp production?

Despite its potential socio-economic advantages, Pakistan is facing shortages in ramping up hemp production. Environmentalists who have campaigned for hemp legalization are concerned about the vertical integration model the government could adopt.

“Hemp is naturally a carbon-negative plant, but if the government relies solely on vertical integration, it will become carbon-positive,” Mo Khan, Green Gate Global, UK, told DW. “The technology needs to be brought in, but also the indigenous knowledge base of the farmers who have grown hemp for the past 2,000 years,” he said.

Khan, who has worked with grassroots farmers, said allocating at least 25% of hemp production to smallholders is the only way to ensure sustainable production. He also pointed out that there are significant logistical challenges even when the climate and landscape are ripe for hemp, pointing to the lack of adequate infrastructure and arduous licensing and certification requirements in the country.

Read more: 4 Tips for Building a CBD Business

Junaid Zaman, the CEO of Shamanic Biohacker, started a successful CBD e-commerce company in 2020. Its operation has no local supply chain, and the CBD extract used is sourced internationally through renowned biotech laboratory partners who adhere to U.S. food and drug approval regulations.

However, the carrier oil used in the end product is sourced and manufactured locally. Zaman plans to move this supply chain in-house as soon as the locally grown crop is available in Pakistan in March next year.

However, such startups fear that large orders will be awarded to existing big players. “The approved license for the cultivation of industrial hemp as a crop in three districts goes to existing and established players in the tobacco industry,” Zaman tells DW.

“The affected multinational organizations will apparently grow crops instead of tobacco in the districts this year with approval.”

Read more: Health advocates appalled as Prime Minister Khan meets tobacco companies for dam funds

However, observers remain optimistic and believe that Pakistan has the potential to become the industry leader in this sector if the government avoids repeating the mistakes of other countries and actively involves local and foreign experts to ensure sustainability.

Rigorous judicial review

The term “hemp” has been judicially examined. Under the Control of Narcotics Substance Act of 1997, it is illegal in Pakistan to produce, manufacture, extract, prepare, possess, offer for sale, sell, buy or distribute cannabis.

However, after obtaining approval from the state or federal government, cultivation is permitted for medical, scientific or industrial purposes. If a violation of the above provisions is found, this will be punished with imprisonment of up to seven years, with a fine or with both.

Enforcing hard drug laws is a priority in Pakistan, while personal cannabis use is often overlooked. This is especially true of various tribal regions of Pakistan where cannabis is sometimes sold in public markets.

Read more: National Action Plan Against Drug Addiction

In 2020, a petition was filed with the Sindh High Court to legalize possession and use of 10 grams of cannabis. However, expressing displeasure, the court dismissed the petitioner and dismissed the petition (Sindh High Court order of November 6, 2020).

In 2020, a Federal Shariat Court single bench was delighted to acquit a defendant who was charged with 27 bags of hemp for failing to prove his case (YLR 2020 Federal Shariat Court Note 4).

In 2015 a hemp case was seized in the Lahore High Court and the High Court was delighted to give a defendant bail after arrest, as the defendant’s case falls under Article 4 of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order, 1979 (Order dated August 20, 2015 by the Lahore High Court).

In 2008, a hemp division, Bench of the Lahore, granted a defendant bail after his arrest on the grounds that “Shang” was not hemp within the meaning of S.2 (d) (ii). of Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997, and placed the defendant’s case for further investigation under Section 497 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code of 1898 (PCrLJ 2008 Lahore High Court 750).

Read more: Counterfeit Drugs Sold by Pakistani Chemist: Model Customs Collectorate

In 2007, a division of the Lahore Supreme Court granted bail to a defendant who was a woman, and nothing was recovered from her in one case involving hemp as the case fell within the scope of Article 4 Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order, 1979, imposed with a maximum RI sentence of two years (YLR 2007 Lahore High Court 3021).

In 2007, a single bank in the Karachi High Court acquitted a defendant charged with possession of hemp (MLD 2007 Karachi High Court 97).

In 2000, a hemp division, Bench Division of the Karachi Supreme Court, granted a defendant bail on the grounds that the defendant was no longer needed for the investigation and that the defendant’s trial had not yet begun. The substance seized by the defendant fell within the scope of the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hudd) Order, 1979, but was not mentioned in the Control of Narcotics Substances Act, 1997.

While legalizing hemp production is said to bring economic benefits to the country, it could also have legal implications!

The author is an attorney at the Lahore Supreme Court and a founding partner of Ahmed & Pansota (attorneys and legal advisors). He began his career at Cornelius, Lane & Mufti after practicing attorney at the Inns of Court School Law, London, and was appointed as a lawyer at Lincoln’s Inn, London, Legal Analyst in 2005, on a weekly talk show called Zanjeer -e-Adal, on Capital TV and appears on other national television channels. He also writes for various newspapers on current legal issues. He tweeted @ pansota1

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own views and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policies of Global Village Space.

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