Regulations in the United States is somewhat confusing when it comes to cannabis and hemp. It can be difficult to even recognize the cannabinoids permitted in which area of the country owing to the disconnection between the state and federal regulations and this mistake can be very costly.
THC is particularly tricky. Delta 8 s legalized under federal law which is the reason it is not particularly prohibited by states. But this is not true for delta 9 THC, the active compound in cannabis that is prohibited under federal law and needs to become legal in a state where it would be grown or sold.
This post is going to analyze the states that permit delta 8 and the steps taken to ban it.
Delta 8 is a natural strain of THC that is discovered in the cannabis herb. Delta 8 and delta 9 are the same but the psychoactive effect in delta 8 has lesser effects which makes it less disorientating.
Delta 8 has been permitted by the Federal Controlled Substance list for about two years as a result of its less potent effect while tight regulations were maintained on delta 9.
Delta 9 remained illegal according to the Farm Bill Act of 2018 but several cannabinoids were excluded from this category and a good example is delta 8.
Since the beginning of the ban, delta 8 was for the first time legalized and permitted to be enjoyed throughout the country. This is a significant win for any individual who intends to enjoy the benefit THC offers without using cannabis.
Below are the states that prohibit delta 8
A couple of states immediately stood against the sale and development of delta 8
These eleven states are Iowa, Utah, Delaware, Rhode Island, Montana, Missouri, Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Arkansas, and Idaho.
Unfortunately, every individual residing in these states are restricted from accessing delta 8. But the good part is that the remaining 39 states have no restrictions. Also, many of these states are yet to legalize cannabis which makes delta 8 the only available THC for individuals residing in this state.
The chart is perfectly inverted when it comes to delta 9. Cannabis is only legalized in 15 states while others either consider it a criminal offense, legalize it partially, or completely ban it.
Delta 8 is used for a variety of applications
The special effect and benefits delta 8 offers makes it a top choice. Scientifically, these effects were a result of the reaction of delta 8 with the receptors of the body. After consumption, delta 8 combines with two types of receptors in the body which are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Compared to delta 9 THC which combines with only the CB1 receptors that are responsible for the potent disorienting effects.
It is this reaction that results in a unique set of active effects. Delta 8 has been proven to improve energy and mood. it uplifts the spirit and offers a euphoric sensation that is usually discovered in THC and CBD.
Even though users of delta8 can get still stoned, they remain concentrated ad completely alert. The disorienting effects found in delta 9 are absent but comes with a more potent effect than CBD. It is a feeling that runs through the entire body with an amazing buzz.
Delta 8 can also be used to offer therapeutic benefits to users who need to get the relief associated with THC products. This compound is becoming very popular at a fast rate, particularly with recreational users who require a functional and legalized substitute to cannabis.