Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in hemp plants and is quickly expanding in popularity nationwide with promising applications in both the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC features familiar chemical properties to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, it has completely different effects and generally less potency.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Pennsylvania?
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As of 09/22/21, Delta 8 THC is legal according to Pennsylvania state law. Like the federal law, Pennsylvania has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.
Pennsylvania shares related laws to Delta 8 THC in Virginia who also have reasonable hemp policies.
The laws follow:
Section 2. Definitions.
“Industrial hemp.” A plant of the genus cannabis and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, containing a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry-weight basis. “Product.” A finished product containing industrial hemp which:
(1) Is a cosmetic, food, food additive or herb.1234567891011121314151617
(2) Is for human use or consumption.
(3) Contains any part of the hemp plant, including naturally occurring cannabinoids, compounds, concentrates, extracts, isolates, resins or derivatives.
(4) Contains a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3%.Section 3. Manufacturing of food products. Each manufacturer of food containing industrial hemp must comply with the following:
Section 802-A. Definitions.
“Cannabis.” The plant of the genus cannabis whether growing or not, the parts and seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin, including cannabis concentrate. The term does not include industrial hemp or fiber produced from the stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant, sterilized seed of the plant that is incapable of germination or the weight of another ingredient combined with cannabis to prepare topical or oral administrations, food, drink or other product.
Section 1. The definition of “marihuana” in section 2(b) of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L.233, No.64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act, is amended to read:
Section 2. Definitions.
“Marihuana” [consists of all forms, species and/or varieties of the genus Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; 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 tetrahydrocannabinols, 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, cake, or the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination.] means all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa L., whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; 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. The term does not include:
(1) industrial hemp, as defined in 3 Pa.C.S. § 702 (relating to definitions); or
Title 3 § 702. Definitions. “Industrial hemp.” The plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry-weight basis.
(2) the mature stalks of an industrial hemp 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.
Good news for cannabis consumers in Pennsylvania, Gov Tom Wolf is pleading for an adult-use cannabis commercial program due to the success of medical marijuana legalization. The plan would be used to relieve state fiscal losses caused by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, while also setting aside 50% of marijuana tax revenues for historically disadvantaged small businesses.
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While legalization this year looks to be a long shot, many insiders are saying there is a good chance that we could see a commercial recreational marijuana program next year, especially as the neighboring state of New Jersey could see legalization in November.
Terrific news, you can buy Delta 8 in Pennsylvania. Delta 8 is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and legal in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania has passed amendments on its stance on hemp, which has resulted in the legalization of all derivatives, cannabinoids, extracts, and isomers derived from hemp. Cannabis products derived from hemp have a 0.3% or less Delta-9 THC concentration on a dry weight basis.
You must be 21 years or older to buy any hemp products in Pennsylvania.
You can buy Delta 8 at CBD stores, smoke shops, or gas stations. If you are one of the citizens of PA that live in a rural county, you may not have a retailer near you. You may be wondering, “Can you buy Delta 8 Online?” Yes! Buy Delta 8 online and take the stress away. Whether you’re out in the countryside, in the city, or the suburbs, we deliver high-quality Delta 8 products right to your door. Our products are 100% hemp-derived, so you will never have to question quality.
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