The benefits of all-natural, hemp-derived Delta-8 THC are slowly but surely coming into the collective consciousness as this new and novel cannabinoid grows in popularity across the United States. Hemp lovers across the country enjoy Delta-8 products of all kinds, from edibles to oils to vapes and more for various reasons. Not only is Delta-8 THC now an integral part of more and more people’s wellness routines, but it’s also a welcome addition to almost every party, get-together, and social gathering you can find these days.
Delta-8 THC is one of the only hemp-derived cannabinoids that allows users to enjoy an altered state of consciousness while still keeping a clear head. And that’s why there’s so much buzz about this fantastic and unique product. But the buzz also has a few people worried because many users aren’t used to buying something so powerful and potent from the legal market.
In other words, everyone wants to know if Delta-8 is federally legal.
It’s a valid question. After all, these days, so many people across the United States are now free to enjoy cannabis as they see fit. They can go to a local dispensary and purchase as much as they want. Or, if they need cannabis to help with a medical condition, many Americans now have the ability to purchase it, no questions asked. We live in a golden age in this country where more people than ever are free to light up and inhale.
But cannabis is still illegal at the federal level. And that could mean big trouble in many different ways.
So, is it the same for Delta-8 THC? IS this another too-good-to-be-true cannabinoid? Well, here at Diamond CBD, we know a thing or two about Delta-8 THC. We’ve perfected Delta-8, in fact, with an entire lineup of popular products, including Chill Plus edibles, Nerps, Liquid Gold Vape Additive, and more. We’re going to help you answer that question once-and-for-all and put your mind at ease.
So grab your favorite Delta-8 product and sit back and chill. Let’s find out if Delta-8 THC is legal federally in the United States.
First Things First: About Delta-8
Diamond CBD is continually expanding upon the success of our Delta-8 products all the time because we know how much you love them. Last year we started with Chill Plus Delta-8 products and added a high-dose “extreme” gummy to our consumer-friendly lineup of edibles, oils, vape pens, and cartridges. We go further than ever before with Chill Plus CBD & Delta-8 Extreme Gummies, an all-natural, hemp-derived offering infused with a double dose of Delta-8, the only legal cannabinoid that gives users a legal psychotropic high.
Why did we do this? Well, based on the success of our other Delta-8 products, which you clearly loved, we knew you wanted something more right away.
Over the past 10 months, Diamond CBD has introduced several Delta-8 products under the Chill Plus brand, including several variations of gummies and vape products, and a low-dose gel capsule called Chill Plus Poppin Gel Capsules, the latter of which is a sweet way to take advantage of the micro-dosing craze in the cannabis community. With Chill Plus CBD & Delta-8 Extreme Gummies, you now have a product with a bit of extra kick when you’re looking for a legal high.
Chill Plus Extreme Gummies are an all-natural, organic product cultivated on non-GMO farms infused with 1000mg of Delta-8 and 250mg of CBD, the combination of which offers users a smooth, balanced high. Diamond now provides this new high-dose edible in two sweet, juicy, and delicious flavors, including a Tropical Mix and a Fruity Mix. Both choices are based on consumer preferences.
Delta-8 is changing how we and everyone else in the hemp-derived industry do business, giving consumers more choices than ever before. With Chill Plus Extreme Delta-8 Gummies, you can now opt-in to one of the most potent products ever available on the legal market.
Is Delta-8 Federally Legal?
The short answer to this question is yes, Delta-8 THC derived from hemp is federally legal. Many users are pretty shocked to learn that Delta-8 is, in fact, legal to use and purchase at the federal level, but it is true. And we can understand that. After all, politicians have already managed to ban or otherwise take away most of the world's fun or exciting things. So how did Delta-8 THC slip by them? Well, it’s a long, complicated story.
First, you have to remember; we’re talking about Delta-8 THC cultivated from and derived from hemp. Delta-8 that comes from cannabis is very much illegal at the federal level even though, when it comes down to it, there’s no difference between hemp-derived Delta-8 and cannabis-derived Delta-8. But, since cannabis is federally illegal, so is any byproduct of the plant.
However — and this is very important — hemp is legal.
In 2018, the politicians in Washington came together and passed a piece of legislation called the Farm Bill. How did this happen? Well, many of the southern states that used to rely on tobacco crops have been losing money over the past few years since fewer and fewer people are now smoking. That left states like Kentucky and North Carolina looking for a new crop to grow. In comes hemp.
As one website recently put it, “Now back to its legality, in 2018 the Farm Bill was passed. According to this legislation, hemp-derived products with less than 0.3% THC were excepted from the list of controlled substances. That means it is legal to use and distribute such products provided it has THC within the allowed limits. Since delta-8 THC is derived from hemp, which has negligible THC traces, it’s technically legal on a federal level.”
Still, Things Can Always Change
Yes, Delta-8 THC is legal at the federal level. But right now, as you’re reading this blog post, politicians are looking for ways to change that. When they signed the farm bill, legislators in Washington understood that legalizing hemp would also legalize CBD. But they didn’t realize that it would legalize every byproduct of the plant, such as Delta-8. Now they want to put the genie back in the bottle.
As always, these things begin at the local level. There are already several states where Delta-8 is illegal. So far, 11 states have banned your favorite buzz-worthy cannabinoid, including Utah, Rhode Island, Montana, Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, Delaware, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, and Alaska.
It’s all a legal gray area right now. So what does this all mean for you? Today it means you can still buy your favorite Delta-8 THC products like you always have. However, it also means you have to be vigilant. Call and write your Congressperson. Make some noise. Let them know that Delta-8 THC is safe, harmless, and beneficial.
Tell them what the buzz is all about!