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Alabama: Legality of Delta-8

Attempting to learn the ins-and-outs of Delta-8? Or seeking to know whether its legal to use in Alabama? You’re not the only one. Since Delta-8’s rise in popularity in recent years, an increasing number of people have sought answers regarding its legality, its effects (and whether that includes a high), and its legality in their individual states. Read on to find out more about what Delta-8 is and what the Heart of Dixie has to say about it.

 

What Exactly is Delta-8?

To talk about what Delta-8 is, let’s talk about with what it isn’t. Delta-8 THC is different from Delta-9 THC. Because Delta-8 is a minor occurring cannabinoid in the hemp plant, it only results in a mild psychoactive “high” and doesn’t carry the same mind-altering kick that Delta-9 does. The reason behind this is due to their chemical differences. Delta-8 contains minimal amounts of THC (less than 0.3% allowed by law)., whereas Delta-9 goes above the legal limit.

 

Is Delta-8 Legal in Alabama?

YES! Delta-8 is legal in Alabama as long as products come in under the legal amount of THC. The state has specifically legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp. This includes all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta-9 THC. See Section 2-8-381 of the Alabama code for all the details.

Because hemp is a federally legal substance, it is permitted in most states. Hemp, once regulated as an illegal substance under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, is now protected under the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (otherwise known as the Farm Bill). This bill federally legalized hemp, and hemp-derived products (those that contain no more than the legal limit of 0.3% Delta-9 THC). For this reason, marijuana (Delta-9), is still treated as a controlled substance, and is illegal under federal law.

Delta-8 is currently illegal in: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. If you’re reading this article, and your state is listed above, then you might need to find alternative sources for relief.

 

Is Delta-8 synthetic?

Delta-8 is naturally expressed in the hemp plant, but not in high concentrations or qualities. That means it must be synthesized from extracted CBD.

The government has banned many specific synthetic cannabinoids, but currently the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) has not labeled Delta-8 as a controlled substance. Make sure to check in from time to time as they update rules and regulations.

 

Will Delta-8 Show up on a Drug Test?

So will you be safe to use Delta-8 without it showing up on a drug test? The answer to that depends largely  on how much of it you consume, and how regularly. Because Delta-8 THC has similar metabolites to Delta-9 THC, there’s a chance you might not pass.  For this reason, we don’t recommend Delta-8 products to those required to take regular drug tests. And if you’ve ingested Delta-8 right before a test? Honesty is the best policy. Just tell your employer beforehand.

 

What does Delta-8 have to offer?

Some of the benefits reported by users include nausea relief, appetite stimulation, help with pain and inflammation, and relief from anxiety and depression.

Delta-8 will also result in a high. It’s not, however, the same kind of “high” experienced by Delta-9 THC. The difference between the two? Unlike Delta-9, Delta-8 offers a “functional high,” ensuring you remain clear-headed throughout use.

 

Where can I buy Delta-8?

We at Exclusive Hemp offer a wide range of Delta-8. From vape cartridges, to flowers and edibles. Our Delta-8 will leave you with a clear mind, and a good high. If you need more information on the subject, or would like to find your new favorite Delta-8 products, check out our website below.

Delta-8 is currently illegal in: Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, and Utah. If you’re reading this article, and your state is listed above, then you might need to find alternative sources for relief.

One Final Note: Although we strive to provide you with accurate information, we are not infallible. Because laws are subject to change, we recommend you research and read more about the requirements of your state to stay educated and informed.

June 14, 2022

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