Is Delta 8 Legal?

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One of the biggest questions in the world of cannabis is simply: Is it legal? In terms of Delta 8,
The short answer is Yes. Delta 8 THC is a federally legal form of hemp, and the cannabis
community is/has been ready to adopt this love child of THC and CBD into its loving arms. But,
where did it come from? And how is it legal when Delta 9 THC is still illegal? To get the answers
first we must understand where Delta 8 fits within its new cannabis family.

The three most common forms of THC we know today are Delta 9 THC, CBD, and Delta 8 THC.
Delta 8 is much closer related to Delta 9 THC, which is the active ingredient in cannabis that
gives you that notorious feeling of being high. To the naked eye you might think Delta 8 THC
and Delta 9 THC are the same thing – They look very similar, their highs are very close to each
other, and their names only differ by one number. But make no mistake, how they interact with
the law is very different. Simply put, One is legal and the other is not.

Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill/Act)

A huge moment in Delta 8 history was in 2018 when the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was
passed. Now just like most bills, its long and boring, but we’ll focus on what’s important and
that’s this:

“According to federal law, hemp-derived products can contain a
maximum of .3% Delta 9 THC (a trace amount) to be considered legal.”

What does that mean exactly? .3% is such a small number, how could it possibly get me high?
What this law did was open the doors for researchers and chemists to get creative and tinker
with new THC strains; as long as it was 100% hemp derived and containing a maximum .3% of
Delta 9 THC, new compounds could be born.

Through the efforts of really experienced chemists, by the end of 2019 a legal version of Delta 8
THC was being created and sold to the cannabis community. Delta 8 THC has always co-existed naturally and side by side with its Delta 9 THC counterpart, but the reason why Delta 8 isn’t just as universally recognized is because it exists in smaller quantities. For a long time there was no reason to extract these small quantities, until now with legalization. Now with the Farm Bill in effect chemists are able to extract a trace amount of Delta 8 THC from Hemp and essentially concentrate it to acquire maximum potency. It’s like squeezing fresh orange juice, one orange might only give you a little juice but once you’ve done 10 or 20, you’re left with a perfect glass of delicious, all natural, concentrated nectar.

Federal Law

Although Delta 8 is legal Federally, some states still have specific laws that doesnt allow it
legally. We’ll leave you today with the list below:

● Alabama: Legal
● Alaska: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Alaska
● Arizona: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Arizona
● Arkansas: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Arkansas
● California: Legal
● Colorado: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Colorado
● Connecticut: Legal
● Delaware: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Delaware
● Florida: Legal
● Georgia: Legal
● Hawaii: Legal
● Idaho: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Idaho
● Illinois: Legal
● Indiana: Legal
● Iowa: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Iowa
● Kansas: Legal
● Kentucky: Legal
● Louisiana: Legala
● Maine: Legal
● Maryland: Legal
● Massachusetts: Legal
● Michigan: Legal
● Minnesota: Legal
● Mississippi: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Mississippi
● Missouri: Legal
● Montana: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Montana
● Nebraska: Legal
● Nevada: Legal
● New Hampshire: Legal
● New Jersey: Legal
● New Mexico: Legal
● New York: Legal
● North Carolina: Legal
● North Dakota: Legal
● Ohio: Legal
● Oklahoma: Legal
● Oregon: Legal
● Pennsylvania: Legal
● Rhode Island: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Rhode Island
● South Carolina: Legal
● South Dakota: Legal
● Tennessee: Legal
● Texas: Legal
● Utah: Delta 8 is illegal in the state of Utah
● Vermont: Legal
● Virginia: Legal
● Washington: Legal
● West Virginia: Legal
● Wisconsin: Legal
● Wyoming: Legal

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