Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and is expanding in popularity nationwide with promising medical and recreational applications. Even though Delta 8 THC does feature familiar properties to Delta 9 THC, what intoxicates you when consuming marijuana, it has completely different effects and generally less potency.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Virginia?
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As of today 09/17/2021, Delta 8 THC is legal according to Virginia state law. Like the federal law, Virginia has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.
It's always interesting when states that are so far from each other share comparable laws. Like Delta 8 THC in Louisiana, Virginia has also taken a more reasonable look at hemp.
Read the laws for yourself:
§ 3.2-4112. Definitions.
“Hemp product” means any finished product that is otherwise lawful and that contains industrial hemp, including rope, building materials, automobile parts, animal bedding, animal feed, cosmetics, oil containing an industrial hemp extract, or food or food additives for human consumption.
“Industrial hemp” means any part of the plant Cannabis sativa, including seeds thereof and any derivative, extract, cannabinoid, isomer, acid, salt, or salt of an isomer, whether growing or not, with a concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol that is no greater than that allowed by federal law
2018 Farm Bill
“Hemp” means the plant species Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
§ 54.1-3401. (Effective until July 1, 2020) Definitions.
Marijuana” means any part of a plant of the genus Cannabis whether growing or not, its seeds, or its resin; and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds, or its resin. Marijuana shall not include any oily extract containing one or more cannabinoids unless such extract contains less than 12 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol by weight, nor shall marijuana include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalk, or oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, unless such stalks, fiber, oil, or cake is combined with other parts of plants of the genus Cannabis. Marijuana shall not include (i) industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is possessed by a person registered pursuant to subsection A of § 3.2-4115 or his agent, or (ii) a hemp product, as defined in § 3.2-4112, containing a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no greater than 0.3 percent that is derived from industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is grown, dealt, or processed in compliance with state or federal law.
§ 54.1-3446. Schedule I.
Tetrahydrocannabinols, except as present in (i) industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is possessed by a person registered pursuant to subsection A of § 3.2-4115 or his agent; (ii) a hemp product, as defined in § 3.2-4112, containing a tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of no greater than 0.3 percent that is derived from industrial hemp, as defined in § 3.2-4112, that is grown, dealt, or processed in compliance with state or federal law; (iii) marijuana; or (iv) dronabinol in sesame oil and encapsulated in a soft gelatin capsule in a drug product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
Virginia lawmakers recently approved a bill to decriminalize simple marijuana possession earlier this year, making possession of up to one ounce a civil penalty punishable by a $25 fine and no threat of jail time. Also under HB5058, police can no longer search your car because of the odor of marijuana. All of this is a good start on the road to legalization and we are excited to see what the future of Virginia’s Cannabis Industry has to hold.
Luckily for you, buying Delta 8, along with other hemp products, is a straightforward process. If you are 21 years or older with a valid ID, you can buy hemp products from authorized retailers around Virginia.
If you plan to travel out of state with Delta 8, make sure to verify the laws of the states you enter because every state has its own criteria. You can find out which states have legalized Delta 8 on one of Hometown Hero’s primary tabs titled, “Is Delta 8 Legal?” This page is regularly updated, but keep in mind, this should not be taken as legal advice.
You can buy Delta 8 in Virginia at your local hemp shop or CBD store. Our products are located in over a thousand stores all across the country. If your local retailer doesn’t have Hometown Hero products, you may be wondering—can you buy Delta 8 online? You bet! Purchasing hemp online is just like buying any other product. All you need is a debit or credit card, and with the click of a button you can order your selection of products today.
You must be 21 years or older to purchase hemp products in Virginia.
At Hometown Hero, we offer a wide range of products that can be shipped discreetly to your door. Whether you like Delta 8 or are interested in trying our Select Spectrum line, we have something for you. Our team of professionals work around the clock to maintain and create the top hemp products on the market today.
We believe everyone should have access to safe and reliable products, so we ship to all states that allow Delta 8. If you are new to hemp, we recommend trying our Delta 8 Blueberry gummies. With each bite, you get a burst of flavor with no grassy after-taste that most hemp gummies leave behind. Trust us. These gummies are worth all the hype.
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