Delta 8 THC is illegal in Colorado due to its unregulated nature and concerns about the standard of available products. The state considers it a controlled substance under Senate Bill 14-184 and Title 18 of the Penal Code, Article 18. Hemp products have a concentration limit of 0.3% of Delta 9 on a dry basis and are federally legal, but Delta 8 THC is illegal under federal law and prohibited in most states. A growing number of states are cracking down on the sale of this cannabinoid intoxicant, as it has led to hospitalizations due to poor knowledge of synthetic THC delta-8 products. The main reason for the ban is due to the lack of guarantee of safety for Delta 8 THC products.
Delta 8 THC is a derivative of hemp that occurs naturally in the plant in trace amounts, and it has some properties similar to Delta 9 THC, but with different effects and generally lower potency. Users experience euphoric psychoactive effects of both THC-O and Delta 9-THC, as well as a wide range of medicinal and recreational benefits. In theory, if cannabis breeders can create strains with a high delta 8 content, the cannabinoid could return to the market. However, it is unlikely that Colorado will change its stance on Delta 8 THC anytime soon.
You'll also find THC delta 8 edibles, such as gummies and candies, although it takes time (about an hour) to feel the effects. It is important to purchase from a transparent brand that provides up-to-date third-party laboratory test results for potency and contaminants for a safe and effective delta 8 product.