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How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Delta-8?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Delta-8?

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Delta-8 is a popular cannabis product that helped spark the popularity of hemp-derived THC. However, you may be wondering how old you have to be to purchase Delta-8 THC products. In that case, you've come to the right place because, in this blog post, we're going to cover everything you need to know about the age requirements for buying Delta-8.

Let's begin.

What is Delta-8 THC?

When most people think about "THC," they're thinking about delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or just "Delta-9" for short. However, this is just one type of THC; there are several other versions of this psychoactive cannabinoid, such as Delta-10 and, of course, Delta-8 THC.

Delta-8 THC became popular with the legalization of hemp. Hemp is cannabis with a 0.3% or lower concentration of Delta-9 THC by dry weight. According to law and science, Delta-8 is a different natural compound than Delta-9; therefore, the concentration limits do not apply to Delta-8.

The only difference between Delta-8 and Delta-9 is the location of the double bond. On Delta-9, this bond is located on the ninth carbon chain, and with Delta-8, it is located on the eighth carbon chain. Although this difference may seem minor, it does change the degree of effect. Generally, Delta-8 will offer the same effects as Delta-9, which includes:
  • Laughter
  • Giggles
  • Munchies
  • Creativity
  • Relaxation
However, these effects will be at a lower potency, so many prefer Delta-8 when seeking relief from physical discomfort or better rest.

Minimum Age for Purchasing Delta-8 Products

Technically, there is no minimum age restriction for such products on a federal level and in many states. But you must be 21 or older to purchase Hometown Hero products. Our team of lobbyists has long advocated for establishing an official minimum age requirement for hemp-derived cannabinoid products.

However, we do not want to provide information about where and if you can buy it under 21. Again, it is our firm stance that products containing hemp-derived THC should only be available for adults 21 or older.

Delta-8 Age Limits by Product Type

Delta-8 THC is psychoactive, and no matter if it's edible or inhaled or in any other medium, the age limit is always going to be 21 years old. Having different age limits for different Delta-8 products would be absurd. If you've ever come across stories of people claiming that there are different age limits for different product types, then it’s probably just some strange, inaccurate rumor. 

Delta-8 Limits Requirements by State

21 and older

Different states may have different minimum age requirements because of how the country legalized hemp. Congress first legalized hemp with the 2018 Farm Bill, which made the plant and its derived cannabinoids legal on a federal level. However, federal legality does not mean "legal everywhere." It was up to individual states to legalize it within their borders and find ways to regulate these products.

Some may have established a minimum age requirement, some may have not, and some may have changed course since initially legalizing hemp-derived cannabinoids (as in legalizing them, and then banning them).

Generally, if you're asking stuff like, "How old do you have to be to buy Delta-8 in Texas?" or "How old do you have to be to buy Delta-8 in Florida?" the safest answer will always be 21 and older. Again, since we at Hometown Hero believe that hemp-derived THC products are only for the responsible enjoyment of adults 21 and older, we are not going to provide information on the possibility of some states allowing people under 21 to buy such products.

Is Delta-8 Legal?

Yes, Delta-8 THC from hemp is legal on a federal level and in most states where hemp-derived cannabinoids are permitted. Federal legality allows you to buy Delta-8 products from one state and have them shipped across state lines to your front doorstep.

At Hometown Hero, the last thing we want for our customers is to get in trouble with local law enforcement. That's why we have safeguards in place to ensure that we will never ship a product, such as Delta-8 flower, to a state where hemp-derived cannabinoid products are banned.

Where to Buy Delta-8 Products?

If you are 21 years of age or older, you can purchase Delta-8 products from this website. Hometown Hero is no newcomer when it comes to hemp-derived cannabinoids. We've been producing Delta-8 products early on and were among the first (if not, the first) to offer hemp-derived Delta-9 edibles. And you can surely bet that we have a fine selection of Delta-8 products such as:
You can buy Delta-8 products online because our Delta-8 is derived from Farm Bill-compliant hemp, not marijuana. As of this writing, hemp products are federally legal, which means that such products, like Delta-8 edibles, can be shipped across state lines.

Although state laws surround hemp-derived cannabinoids such as Delta-8, your package will be safe to ship to your home because at Hometown Hero, we ship all of our hemp-derived products through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Because the USPS is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government, it can safely transport hemp-derived products across different states.

Plus, as opposed to many private courier services, the USPS is aware of the legality of hemp-derived products. So even something like the scent of a package won't "trip any alarms" since all cannabis, whether it's hemp or marijuana, smells generally the same. With private courier services, one could run a greater risk of losing hemp-derived products shipped through the mail.

Final Thoughts

If you're asking questions such as, "How old do you have to be to buy Delta-8 in Wisconsin," or "How old do you have to be to buy Delta-8 in Nebraska," the answer is 21. As a rule of thumb, if a Delta-8 product is legal in a state, it's a safe bet that the age limit for that product will be 21 years old, whether it's enforced by law or the vendor.

We do not recommend purchasing from vendors who are willing to sell to persons under 21 years of age. As stated earlier, it is our firm belief at Hometown Hero that all THC products, whether they're from hemp or marijuana, should only be made for and sold to adults 21 and over. We hope that state lawmakers can get on board and pass laws banning the sale of hemp-derived THC products to people under the age of 21.

So that's just about it on the legal age for buying Delta-8. Until next time, happy exploring, and Mind Your Mind.

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 The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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