IS DELTA-8 THC LEGAL? LEGALITY OF DELTA-8 BY STATE

Is delta 8 legal where you live?

The laws surrounding cannabis in the United States are evolving every couple of months. Delta 8 is rarely named specifically in these laws — which makes the regulations unclear and often contradictory.

On the federal level, delta 8 is legal because it isn’t named directly as a restricted substance. This title goes only to the delta 9 version of THC.

Most state laws follow this ruling or have their own adaptations that can make delta 8 THC more accessible, or less accessible.

No US state addresses delta 8 THC directly. It all comes down to semantics in the way the regulations are worded.

Some states mention delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol specifically, others group all tetrahydrocannabinols together. This is the main factor in determining whether D8 THC is legal or illegal for a given state.

At the moment, the consensus is that delta 8 THC is legal as long as two specific criteria are met: 

  1. The extraction must come from hemp plants rather than marijuana plants.

  2. The total delta 9 THC content must be at or below a concentration of 0.3%

LEGAL STATUS OF DELTA-8 THC BY STATE: 

        

 

        Legal                                           

  • Alabama                                             

  • California

  • Connecticut*

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Indiana

  • Kansas

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Nebraska

  • New Hampshire

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • Ohio

  • Oklahoma

  • Pennsylvania

  • Puerto Rico

  • South Carolina

  • South Dakota

  • Tennessee

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Washington DC

  • West Virginia

  • Wisconsin

  • Wyoming

*Some states permit the sale of delta 8 THC, but only through registered dispensaries. We can’t legally ship to these states.

     ​Illegal

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • Arkansas

  • Colorado

  • Delaware

  • Hawaii

  • Idaho

  • Illinois

  • Iowa

  • Kentucky

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Mississippi

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • North Dakota

  • Oregon

  • Rhode Island

  • Utah

  • Vermont

  • Washington