While the United States has protected products containing less than 0.3% delta 9 THC in most states through the 2018 Farm Bill, the rest of the world is still catching up.
Not to worry, though: most experts agree that delta 8 THC can be legal in some countries in Latin America, including Colombia.
However, just like in the U.S., the laws surrounding minor cannabinoids are vague and leave a lot of room for interpretation.
Because Delta Munchies plans to expand into the world, we thought it’d be a good time to talk about the legality of delta 8 in Colombia and other evolving countries south of our border. Check out some of our best-sellerb below:
What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta 8 THC is not regular marijuana, it isn’t typical weed, and it isn’t familiar dope. Yes, both delta 9 and delta 8 are forms of THC, but their small molecular distinctions make a big difference.
Although it can have psychoactive properties, delta 8 is usually extracted from hemp, which contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component usually found in the weed we all know and love.
However, delta 8 is quite similar to delta 9. So similar, in fact, they’re chemical cousins. Cannabis and hemp both have atom carbon chains. While delta 9 THC holds its double bond on the ninth carbon, delta 8’s double bond sits on the eighth carbon.
Because of this, it interacts differently with your endocannabinoid system, producing similar effects to regular THC but much milder.
Delta 8 can be ingested in so many different ways: from vape pens, cartridges, edibles, flower, tinctures, and every other idea under the sun, delta 8 is only limited by the imagination of brands who create delta 8 products.
Delta 8 THC & Latin America
The exponential growth of the cannabis and hemp industries around the globe shows a clear trend: these industries pose a huge window of opportunity for Latin American countries.
It’s assumed that the legalization and regularization of cannabis- and hemp-derived products (including delta 8 THC) are inevitable in these countries, especially considering the potential benefits this industry holds.
Not only could it help regulate illegal markets that promote violence throughout Latin America, but these countries are also significantly outstanding places for the cultivation and harvesting of cannabis and hemp due to their climate and conditions.
As with many other industries that have thrived south of the border, the efficient work culture, qualified workforce, geographical advantage, and low production costs could cause a huge market opportunity for exportation.
Additionally, it could also open up the door for millions of job opportunities in uncertain times, from small farmers to big-shot entrepreneurs, offering prosperity to regions across Latin America.
As the world implements laws that seem to favor the ever-growing industry of cannabis and hemp around the world, we can only hope for the best so that our delta 8 products can be enjoyed and benefited from across the globe.
What Is The Difference Between Delta 8 and CBD?
CBD and delta 8 THC are also often confused as being the same, but they are far from it.
Both naturally occurring cannabinoids in hemp and marijuana, one of them can be psychoactive, while the other isn’t. Want to take a guess?
While CBD has no psychoactive effects, delta 8 THC can be intoxicating, although it delivers much milder psychoactive effects than regular THC.
While they are different, they also have similarities. CBD and delta 8 are being studied for their potential therapeutic benefits, including relief from pain, inflammation, anxiety, and insomnia.
Can You Buy Delta 8 In South America?
If you’re from a Latin American country (or visiting one), it’s always best to know the laws to follow.
When it comes to delta 8 THC, this is how the laws currently stand in Latin American countries:
- Argentina: legal for medicinal use
- Brazil: legal for medicinal use
- Bolivia: completely banned
- Colombia: legal for medicinal and scientific use
- Chile: legal for medicinal use
- Ecuador: completely banned
- Guyana: completely banned
- Paraguay: legal for medicinal use
- Peru: legal for medicinal use
- Suriname: completely banned
- Uruguay: entirely legal, can be sold over the counter
- Venezuela: completely banned
Is Delta 8 Legal in Colombia?
It can be argued that hemp-derived delta 8 THC is legal in Colombia.
As we mentioned earlier on, the laws surrounding hemp-derived products are up for interpretation. Still, let’s look at the specific legality of cannabis in Colombia to learn more.
When it comes to weed in general, a law was passed in 2016 allowing for its medicinal and scientific use. Said law also excluded hemp as a psychoactive and sees it for what it really is: an agricultural product that opens a lot of doors in many industries, not just in the creation of recreational or medicinal hemp-derived products.
Just like in the U.S., it highlights that licenses can be given out to extract cannabinoids that contain less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC.
Since then, more laws have been put in place. Earlier this year, the country’s Congress established a legal framework concerning the industrial and scientific use of hemp in Colombia.
This law opens up so many opportunities for the country, both internationally and for Colombian citizens, due to the generation of employment, industry growth, and redirection of illicit growth and activities.
However, the laws are still fuzzy around the recreational use of hemp-derived products that contain less than 0.3% of delta 9 THC, including delta 8 THC.
Where to Buy Delta 8 in Colombia
While buying delta 8 in Colombia is still complicated due to its status as medicinal and scientific use, the updated reforms and laws are bringing the possibility of delta 8 to users everywhere.
Delta Munchies is expanding into new territories, and hopefully, Colombia will soon be one of them.
As we wait to be able to ship internationally to Colombia, we hope our Colombian fans get a head start on finding their perfect product. Here are some of our favorites you won’t want to miss out on.
Berry Gelato Cartridge
Grab your trusty 510-thread battery and you’ll be ready to fly high with our delta 8 Berry Gelato 1G Cartridge.
This hybrid with indica dominance is the lovechild of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Blueberry, two classic strains that have made people happy and relaxed for decades.
You’ll love the fresh, fruity, and tropical flavor and aroma, as well as the relaxing effects that give you a mental buzz without sacrificing a clear head to get stuff done.
Green Apple Sour Belt
This delicacy comes with a warning label: it is not for first-timers or newbies. Made for pro stoners, the super strong 3000mg Delta 8 Green Apple Sour Belt packs a whopping 300mg of delta 8 per belt.
We want you to enjoy delta 8, but also do so responsibly. We suggest starting off with about 1/10th of a belt and see where that takes you before eating too much.
Although delta 8 is a milder high, 300mg is a huge dose no matter what. One thing’s for sure: you’re in for one heck of a ride.
Partake with responsibility and go get ‘em, tiger.
Dutch Treat 1G Cartridge
Is Amsterdam too far away? You won’t have to leave your home if you indulge in our Delta 8 Dutch Treat 1G Cartridge.
Imagine you’re riding a bike next to the river with a bouquet of flowers in the basket as you take hits of this hybrid that gives your brain a buzz and your body a boost of energy.
You’ll get up to 400 draws with this 1G cartridge, lasting you quite a few good, long sessions by yourself or with friends.
Cherry Lime Tincture
Edibles and vape pens/cartridges aren’t for everyone, and we get that.
Because we want everyone to have a good time, our Delta 8 1000mg Cherry Lime Tincture is the cherry on top of the cake to end this reading excursion.
The citrusy zing plus the sweetness of the cherry makes this a great, potent delta 8 tincture that you can place directly into your mouth or mix into your favorite beverage.
Caution: euphoria is promised in every drop. Proceed with care if you’re not into having a good time.
For more information on the status of cannabis in Colombia, watch the following video: