Delta 8 THC is a form of cannabinoid oil that comes from the cannabis plant. It is federally legal as long as it is extracted naturally from hemp, and it is not classified as a controlled substance in many states. In Missouri, the use, possession, sale, distribution, purchase and production of delta-8 derived from hemp is legal under state law. Marijuana is illegal but decriminalized if caught with 10 grams or less.
Penalties for possession of marijuana or delta-8 derived from marijuana are punishable by a fine, but it is still classified as a misdemeanor. Delta-8 THC has psychoactive properties, although supporters say the experience is generally more moderate and has milder side effects than delta-9 THC. Scientists don't know much about how the isolated chemical works in the body, especially at high concentrations. However, more than a month later, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) updated its website, claiming that delta-8 is an illegal controlled substance banned in the state.
Like its more famous counterpart, delta-9 THC also has psychoactive properties, although supporters say the experience is generally more moderate and has milder side effects than delta-9 THC. The most popular of these is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound known to provide all the stereotypical effects of getting high. According to Piomelli, because delta-8 and delta-9 THC have a similar molecule structure, the two compounds would theoretically produce similar medical benefits, but there is no solid data to prove that this is true. Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio, but recreational cannabis is still illegal, as is the recreational use of delta-8 derived from marijuana for non-medical purposes. Neither medical cannabis nor recreational marijuana is legal in North Carolina, meaning that the use and possession of delta-8 derived from marijuana is illegal within the state.
Delta-8 is legal in New Hampshire and is not considered a banned controlled substance following the passage of House Bill 459, which widely legalized hemp and hemp-derived compounds, including delta-8.Delta-8 is legal in Tennessee and is not considered a controlled substance after the passage of Senate Bill 354. Delta-8 is legal in North Carolina and is not classified as a controlled substance under state law after the passage of Senate Bill 352. Delta-8 derived from hemp is not considered an illegal controlled and perfectly legal substance under state law, which coincides with federal law following the passage of Legislative Document 1159. However, it is still illegal in Vermont following an announcement by the Vermont Agriculture, Farm and Markets Agency (AAFM), which oversees and regulates the state's hemp program.