Delta 8 THC has seen a growing demand ever since its introduction to the market. With the 2018 Farm Bill, this cannabinoid saw a significant increase in sales. According to the Farm Bill, any cannabis plant with more than 0.3 percent of naturally occurring Delta 9 THC is illegal for buying and selling. Delta 8 THC thus emerged as a legal counterpart to Delta 9 with similar effects but lesser potency.
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Delta 8 THC
Delta 8 has been used in several different ways since its discovery. Since it was closely related in chemical composition to Delta 9 THC, it was often consumed with a CBD Flower. The heightened benefits of both these compounds mixed together have made users aware of the range of positive health implications of Delta 8.
An added advantage of using Delta 8 was that it was less potent, and hence the high produced did not intoxicate as much as Delta 8 did. The anxiety resulting from the high, along with paranoia, is not as intense with Delta 8. Delta 8 is produced through CBD or cannabidiol. Today, disposable vape pens with Delta 8are all the rage. But before going to buy them, you should know if it is legal.
The Legality of Delta 8 THC
The legal status of Delta 8 THC remains at risk due to confusion in the legal definition of what is permitted at the federal level. If we go by the 2018 Farm Bill, it was declared that each substance obtained from hemp would fall under the category of ‘hemp.’ It would be legal to use, sell and buy in the federal state. So as per the Farm Bill, it was not a controlled substance federally.
But in 2020, a complicated legal status of Delta 8 emerged with the DEA’s “Interim Final Rule.” As per this rule, all the THC substances that were chemically composed and not naturally produced are controlled substances and hence illegal. This has caused confusion because while the Farm Bill legalized Delta 8, DEA deems it a controlled substance. So from one end, it is legal, but from the other, it is not.
But if we are talking about products with Delta 8 like disposable vape pens, they are safe to buy as they remain FDA approved. Since Delta 8 THC has not been investigated as a new drug by the FDA, its products remain safe for consumption. But if you live as a resident of Rhode Island, you might have to hold out on trying Delta 8. All THC products that are meant to be ingested or consumed are prohibited in Rhode Island.
So, if you reside anywhere but Rhode Island, you might be able to use Delta 8 THC products. The health benefits are worth taking advantage of. If unsure about the effects of