Is Delta 8 legal in North Carolina?

Is Delta 8 legal in North Carolina?

Is Delta 8 Legal in North Carolina?


Yes, Delta 8 is a cannabinoid that is legal in North Carolina- with some restrictions! 


Delta 8 is one of the newest discovered cannabinoids on the market! It’s notorious for the euphoric high feeling it can produce in consumers. 


Delta 8 is a natural cannabinoid that was legalized in the 2018 Farm Bill- so it’s not prohibited federally. That being said Delta 8 is under review in some states and banned in others. If you’re in North Carolina then don’t sweat it; taking Delta 8 is totally legal! (Although we do suggest consulting your doctor before hand especially if you are required to pass drug tests- some trace levels of THC might populate on typical drug tests). Below is an image from the Greenway magazine to detail which states have banned Delta 8 or are pending a review.

 

Delta 8: State Law versus Federal Law


To understand how North Carolina’s state laws about Delta 8 work we first should assess the federal laws about Delta 8. Delta 8 is legal- but there’s just a weird rule to follow to keep it that way. For Delta 8 to be legally sourced it cannot come from a cannabis plant because cannabis itself is still federally legal. But, if you source Delta 8 from industrial grade hemp, then you’re totally fine! So the biggest thing to keep in mind when sourcing your D-8 is that it comes from a reputable lab with access to industrial grade hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC


What does all of this mean for D-8 in North Carolina? 


Understanding the legalities of Delta 8 is a lot of nuances and science. The bottom line is that D8, when sourced appropriately, is totally legal. If you want to go deeper into the subject we’ve bulleted out some major take away points below! 

  • Naturally occurring THCs in hemp aren’t controlled substances as long as they are not accompanied by more than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
  • Any cannabinoid product with a D9 content of over 0.3% becomes a controlled substance.
  • Synthetically derived THCs are all controlled substances regardless of their D9 content. The D8 removed from hemp-derived CBD is classified as ‘synthetic.’

All that said, there is a responsibility on the consumer to ensure that where you’re getting your D8 from is safe and legal...

Hemp Farmacy abides by all the points listed above and we even have third party lab results available to the public so that you can see a full report on what you’re purchasing. But, in case you need more information on what makes a reliable D8 vendor you can reference the below reference points below: 


Don’t purchase Delta 8 from a vendor unless

  • Naturally occurring THCs in hemp aren’t controlled substances as long as they are not accompanied by more than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
  • Any cannabinoid product with a D9 content of over 0.3% becomes a controlled substance.
  • Synthetically derived THCs are all controlled substances regardless of their D9 content. The D8 removed from hemp-derived CBD is classified as ‘synthetic.’
  • Work in Progress Hemp Extract (WIPHE) is outlawed because it contains more than 0.3% THC. The fact it isn’t intended for human consumption is irrelevant.