You can buy hemp products with CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids in Arizona, but you can't buy Delta-8. Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found organically in the hemp plant that has rapidly expanded in popularity nationwide with promising results in both the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC might feature some properties familiar to the main chemical found in marijuana, Delta 9 THC, it has completely different effects along with generally less potency.
But now you ask, is Delta 8 THC legal in Arizona?
Related article: What is Delta 8 THC?
Delta-8 is banned in Arizona, but you might be interested in Select Spectrum. So what does "Select Spectrum" mean? Many hemp products just focus on one cannabinoid. Select Spectrum is a blend of them. To be exact, Select Spectrum contains CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids. When cannabinoids interact, they can sometimes bring out the best in each other. This is known as the "entourage effect."
How much of each cannabinoid is in a Select Spectrum gummy? Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD, 10mg of Delta-9, and other cannabinoids. Since these products meet federal hemp standards, buying them online is just as easy as...buying anything else online. So if you’re looking for a different hemp product that’s more in the range of Delta-8, but you live in Arizona, why not give Select Spectrum a try? Also, don't forget to start out small when trying this product.
As of writing this 09/22/2021, Delta 8 THC is illegal under Arizona state law. Unfortunately, Arizona does follow in other western states footsteps when it comes to regulations like Delta 8 THC in California.
The following bills highlight why Delta 8 THC is illegal in Arizona
In addition to the definitions provided in A.R.S. §§ 3-201, 3-311, and A.A.C. R3-4-101, the following terms apply to this article.
“0.300%” shall have the same meaning as three-tenths percent.
“Certified laboratory” means the State Agriculture Laboratory or any laboratory certified by the State Agriculture Laboratory to perform compliance analysis of industrial hemp.
“Hemp” has the same meaning as industrial hemp.
“Responsible party” means an individual that has signing authority of a partnership, limited liability company, association, company or corporation.
“THC” means Tetrahydrocannabinol
“Total Delta-9 THC concentration” means the total calculable amount of the chemical compound, Delta-9 THC.
In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
2. “Crop” means any industrial hemp that is grown under a single industrial hemp license issued by the department.
5. “Hemp products” means all products made from industrial hemp, including cloth, cordage, fiber, fuel, grain, paint, paper, construction materials, plastics and by-products derived from sterile hemp seed or hemp seed oil. Hemp products excludes any product made to be ingested except food made from sterile hemp seed or hemp seed oil.
6. “Hemp seed” means any viable cannabis sativa L. seed that produces an industrial hemp plant that is subject to this article and rules and orders adopted by the director pursuant to this article.
7. “Industrial hemp” means the plant cannabis sativa L. and any part of such a plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths percent on a dryweight basis.
8. “Industrial hemp site” means the location in which a grower, harvester, transporter or processor possesses a crop, a harvested crop or hemp seed.
A. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
2. “Cannabis” means the following substances under whatever names they may be designated:
(b) All parts of any plant of the genus cannabis, whether growing or not, its seeds, the resin extracted from any part of such plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, but shall not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such mature stalks (except the resin extracted therefrom), fiber, oil, or cake or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.
(c) Every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such resin, tetrahydrocannabinol (T.H.C.), or of such plants from which the resin has not been extracted.
36-2512. Substances in schedule I
A. The following controlled substances, unless specifically excepted, are included in schedule I:
3. Any material, compound, mixture or preparation that contains any quantity of the following hallucinogenic substances and their salts, isomers and salts of isomers, unless specifically excepted or unless listed in another schedule, whenever the existence of these salts, isomers and salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation (for the purposes of this paragraph, “isomer” includes the optical, position and geometric isomers):
(w) Cannabis, except the synthetic isomer of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol.
Yes, marijuana-derived and hemp-derived Delta 9 is both legal in Arizona.
The difference is merely legal status and restrictions.
Recreational marijuana was legalized in 2020, allowing Arizona residents to purchase and possess cannabis.
However, marijuana is federally illegal and remains a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act.
It is illegal to cross the Arizona border with marijuana products because of its federal status.
Since hemp is federally legal and legal in all 50 states, hemp-derived Delta 9 can cross state-lines, travel on some domestic airlines, and be found in more stores.
Finding Delta 9 in Arizona is not a difficult task.
Consumers can find marijuana-derived Delta 9 at dispensaries.
There may be hemp-derived Delta 9 products at dispensaries, but the selection will likely be more significant at a hemp-focused storefront.
But why switch over to hemp-derived over marijuana-derived?
With hemp, you aren’t restricted to keeping it in Arizona.
It can travel with you wherever you go, and the best part—you can order it online.
When looking into hemp brands online, it’s important to research the brand and the product.
Reputable online retailers will have their products lab-tested with a certificate of analysis (COA) for each item they sell.
They will also follow strict guidelines to ensure they are distributing clean, and safe products.
And last but not least, they’ll have an excellent reputation to uphold their claims.
At Hometown Hero, we take pride in crafting various hemp products that meet every expectation above, and more.
Our line of hemp-derived Delta 9 products is Farm-Bill complaint and legal in all 50 states.
We offer our products in over 8,000 retailers and online.
So take a trip to the store, or browse our online store.
And if you decide to shop online, you’ll find our inventory is stocked with:
Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find we have it all.
If you want to see any changes in these policies, we recommend you voice your opinions to your local and state lawmakers.
Although Delta 8 THC might be illegal in Arizona, we still got you covered with our Select Spectrum and High Times Hemp Cup Award-Winning CBD! Whether it is edibles, moon rocks or just a Delta 8 blunt, all of our top-notch CBD is grown in the United States and can be shipped safely and discreetly right to your front door!
With our products, quality is never a question. So sit back and relax, and place an order with us today. Each product comes with COA, made with American-grown hemp, and manufactured right here in Texas. But what separates us from the rest is our purpose—supporting our vets. Each sale made, a portion of the profits are donated to veteran charities. So help us support those who’ve served, and watch yourself becoming a life-long customer.
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