Where Is Delta-9 Legal?

Delta-9 THC is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants that has gained widespread attention in recent years for its potential medicinal and recreational uses. While marijuana remains federally illegal in the United States, hemp is legal federally. Hemp is defined as a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC and is primarily grown for industrial purposes such as textiles and CBD production. While Delta-9 THC can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp, the legality of Delta-9 THC is different depending on the source plant.

The 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp federally legal in the United states, as well as hemp derived cannabinoids that contain under 0.3% THC. Synthetic drugs are and continue to be illegal. However, because Delta-9 is a naturally occurring cannabinoid in hemp plants, this creates an area where extracting Delta-9 from a hemp-plant makes it legal (as long as the end product has under .3% THC by dry weight.)

Cannabis vs. Marijuana

You may find yourself a bit confused. If Delta-9 THC is legal federally, then why is recreational marijuana illegal in my state? It's because there is a distinction between cannabis and marijuana. If you're in Wisconsin, you cannot pop down to the marijuana dispensary near me — but you can certainly stop by the cannabis dispensary near me.

The distinction is wholly about the amount of Delta-9 THC by dry weight. Marijuana is from a cannabis plant that has over .3% THC by dry weight. Cannabis (or hemp) is from a plant that is under .3% THC by dry weight. They produce similarly effective products, but the difference in that plant is what makes the difference. 

A 25mg edible from a state with a legal cannabis recreation program is just as potent as a 25mg edible from a state that has a hemp-derived Delta-9 produced product. There's only two main differences: The Delta-9 one is legal to cross state lines AND the Delta-9 one is also made using something called Synthetic Conversion.

Can You Order Cannabis Online?

Yes. As long as it's hemp-derived and under .3% by dry weight. You'll want to check your local and state laws, but these products are federally legal. See below for more insight into your specific state. And remember, always be certain you have a product with a full panel certificate of analysis. It's for your safety.

Delta-9 products have become increasingly popular and are widely available for purchase online. Here are some of the most common types of Delta-9 products that you can buy online:

  • Delta-9 Gummies: Delta-9 THC gummies are a popular choice for those who prefer an accurate way of dosing Delta-9. These gummies come in a variety of flavors, shapes, sizes, and even strains, and are easy to consume. They typically contain a precise dose of Delta-9 THC, which allows users to control their intake and experience the desired effects.
  • Delta-9 Edibles: Delta-9 THC edibles are similar to gummies in that they come in a wide range of flavors and forms, such as brownies, cookies, chocolates, and more. However, edibles may take longer to take effect than other forms of Delta-9 products, as they have to be metabolized by the liver before the Delta-9 THC enters the bloodstream. This slower onset also means that it's important to be patient and not consume too much too quickly.
  • Delta-9 Smokables: Delta-9 THC can also be consumed by smoking or vaping Delta-9 however this form with the current legality typically is a very low dose of Delta-9 THC mixed with other cannabinoids. Smokables include vape cartridges and disposable vapes. Smoking or vaping Delta-9 THC provides a more immediate onset of effects, making it a popular choice for those who prefer a quick and intense high.
  • Delta-9 Tinctures: Delta-9 THC tinctures are liquid extracts that are usually taken sublingually (under the tongue). They come in small bottles with droppers that allow for precise dosing. Tinctures are a good option for those who want to avoid smoking or eating edibles but still want to experience the benefits of Delta-9 THC.

It's important to note that the effects of Delta-9 THC can vary widely depending on the dose and the individual's tolerance and sensitivity to the compound. Users should start with a low dose and gradually increase until they achieve the desired effects. Additionally, it's important to purchase Delta-9 products from a reputable source to ensure their quality and safety.

Hemp-Derived Delta 9 THC Legality by State

Note: All state legalities coming soon

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

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At this time (3/10/2023), you are able to buy hemp derived Delta-9 in all 50 states. You can also purchase online with direct shipping from trusted online dispensaries.

Yes! You are able to buy Delta-9 in all 50 states, and you can even purchase it from an online dispensary as long as the Delta-9 THC in the end product is less than 0.3% by dry weight and comes from a hemp-derived source.

Delta-9 THC is the most common form of THC in the cannabis plant. So, yes. It will get you high, stoned, or that euphoric buzz you are looking for.

You can! However, be careful when purchasing Delta-9 online as many manufacturers do not require full panel lab testing for products which can lead to mislabeled potencies and harmful solvents being left in products. Make sure to purchase a product that meets the Ethereal Gold Standard of testing!