These days you can buy almost anything online...but can you buy Delta-9 this way?
And then, you have other cannabinoid products such as Delta-8 THC and CBD.
So in this guide, we're going to cover everything you need to know about buying cannabis products online.
We're going to go over:
- Delta-9 Legality
- Delta-8 Legality
- CBD Legality
- Buying Delta-9 Online
- Buying Delta-8 Online
- Buying CBD Online
- How to Order Delta-8 Online
Hemp-derived CBD + Delta-9 THC Gummies - Legal in 47 states
Delta-9 LegalityDelta-9 is the type of THC that is associated with marijuana.
Marijuana is just cannabis with a 0.3% content of Delta-9 THC or more.
It can be written out as:
- Delta-9 THC
As of June 15, 2021, D9 is illegal under federal law as a Schedule I drug. Legality by states, however, can vary.
Some states have legalized D9 for recreational and medicinal purposes. Other states may only have it legal for medicinal purposes. Then, there are states where it is prohibited for all purposes.
Delta-8 THC can be found in small amounts in hemp.
Hemp is just cannabis with a 0.3% Delta-9 THC content level or less.
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized all cannabinoids extracted from hemp. This includes Delta-8 THC that has been extracted from hemp.
Although Delta-8 is legal on a federal level, there are some states where it is banned.
As of June 15, 2021, there are 37 states where Delta-8 is legal.
In May 2021, the Texas Legislature attempted to ban Delta-8, but they failed. Hometown Hero led a coalition of hemp organizations and businesses to fight these attempts.
At the date of this blog post's publication, there is no distinction for those who wish to purchase D8 for any purpose. In states where Δ8 is legal, it can be purchased as easily as CBD in states where that cannabinoid is legal.
CBD or cannabidiol is another prevalent cannabinoid used in many hemp products.
CBD sourced from hemp became federally legal due to the 2018 Farm Bill.
Before D8 was legalized on a federal level, CBD was one of the most available cannabinoids, especially in some restrictive states.
However, much like all other cannabinoids, state laws will vary.
CBD is entirely legal in most states, however others may charge possession of CBD in the same way they'd charge for possession of marijuana.
Buying Delta-9 Online
Now, this is a tricky subject, so follow along.
To start, let’s reiterate that by law, marijuana is classified as cannabis having a content equal to or greater than 0.3% Delta-9 THC.
Products containing an amount of Delta-9 THC greater than or equal to this amount than this amount are treated as marijuana.
So when we reference “marijuana” we’re also talking about products with a Delta-9 THC content equal to or greater than 0.3%.
Hemp is just cannabis that contains a Delta-9 THC content below 0.3% Delta-9 THC. If a product derived from hemp contains less than this amount, it is still treated as hemp by federal law.
You cannot order marijuana products online from states where it is legal if you live in a state where it is prohibited.
There are no legitimate ways to do this. Someone who wishes to buy Delta-9 extracted from marijuana in these circumstances will have to resort to the Dark Web, which is clearly illegal.
For states where marijuana is legal, we’ll first need to talk about online shopping.
We're not talking about buying cannabinoids online yet, just plain, simple, online shopping.
People love to shop online because it's convenient. There are no lines, and you don't have to drive all the way to a store just to find out the item you wanted...was not in stock.
So let's say you're browsing the web, and you find the item you want.
What happens next?
You pay for the item with a credit card or debit card.
Then, a vendor may use a private delivery service or the United States Postal Service to ship your item.
Yes...it's the same USPS that's an independent agency of the U.S. federal government.
Now let's break down the logistics of buying marijuana online.
First, we'll talk about payment.
Several credit card companies and banks do not let their customers purchase marijuana products with their cards. They may not have a merchant code for such a purchase, and they may shut down an account that is out of compliance with their policy.
This is because marijuana is illegal under federal law. These companies want to stay clear of any issues concerning the federal government.
Now, it’s onto shipping and delivery.
Let's say you lived in a state like Illinois where marijuana is legal for medicinal and recreational purposes. However, there’s a specific vendor in Nevada whose products were so great that time you visited that you just had to have them delivered to your home.
Well, that would require ground shipping to pass through states where marijuana is illegal. The USPS will not deliver marijuana products since it's federally illegal. Private shipping companies won’t touch them because of the risk.
"What about air shipment?"
The vendor may be in a state where marijuana is legal, and the buyer may be in a state where marijuana is legal. The marijuana or Delta-9 extracted from marijuana goes on an airplane, flies over states where it is illegal, and then lands in a state where it is legal.
Everything sounds good to go, right?
U.S. airspace falls under federal jurisdiction.
"What if my state legalized marijuana and the state next mine legalized marijuana, and I ordered from that state?"
You're not going to be able to purchase marijuana-extracted Delta-9 online this way either. When something crosses over state lines, it's Uncle Sam's business.
Even if you could purchase marijuana online this way, you might find that your state's government prohibits the sale or possession of marijuana products from vendors that are not registered or licensed in your state.
"Is it impossible to buy D9 from marijuana online?"
No. It's not impossible.
Generally speaking, laws on paying for marijuana products in legal states vary. However, there are services where vendors deliver their products to the buyer's door, and the buyer pays the delivery driver directly with cash. These delivery drivers may have a mobile ATM.
Purchasing marijuana this way is more like ordering a pizza than online shopping.
Just to clarify, products that contain less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC, that are extracted from hemp, are federally legal.
Now let's get into buying Delta-8 online.
Buying Delta-8 Online
Delta-8 THC that has been extracted from hemp is federally legal due to the 2018 Farm Bill.
If Delta-8 is legal in your state, you can go up to a store that sells D8 products and pay with cash or card.
It's a legal product under federal law, so banks or credit card companies don't usually have any qualms about you using your card to purchase it.
Purchasing Delta-8 online is as easy as well...buying anything online.
You only have to:
- Find your preferred Delta-8 vendor (perhaps one that actively supports veterans)
- Submit your payment with a debit or credit card
- Provide an address
- Wait for it to get delivered to your home
"Wait a second, Delta-8 THC is not legal in every state. How is this possible?"
That is true. If you lived on the west coast and you ordered D8 from Hometown Hero here in Austin, Texas, that would mean ground shipping would have to pass through states where Delta-8 is banned.
But remember, the federal government:
- Legalized Delta-8 THC
- Has jurisdiction over items crossing state borders
- Runs the USPS
- Handles all matters in regards to airspace
At Hometown Hero, we use the USPS to deliver our products to our customers. We registered with the USPS as a hemp company, and our boxes are whitelisted with this federal agency.
Our customers can rest assured there won’t be legal hassles with delivery, even if their shipment passes through prohibitory states.
Because the D8 is passing through a state and not being delivered to that state, it's perfectly legal.
Buying CBD Online
The rules to purchasing CBD online are similar to that of buying Delta-8.
CBD can be extracted from marijuana. However, it can also be extracted from hemp. When extracted from hemp, it is offered the same federal protections as Delta-8.
The critical thing to keep in mind is that CBD is not legal in every state. Be sure to check with your state laws before purchasing CBD online.
How to Order Delta-8 Online
There are plenty of reasons why people love Delta-8 THC products.
Enthusiasts have described D8 as:
- Creating a sense of wellbeing
- Promoting feelings of contentment
- Creating a mild euphoria
Another great reason?
D8 products are easy to purchase online!
So if you live in Texas or any other state where D8 is legal, you can have Hometown Hero Delta-8 products delivered to your home.
These products include:
- Delta-8 Flowers
Plus, we're constantly launching new products, so it's best to be on the lookout.
Also, every purchase you make from Hometown Hero helps our mission toward supporting veterans.
Can you buy Delta-9 online?
Yes, you can, but there are a lot of factors that you want to consider:
- Delta-9 is federally illegal but legal in some states
- You cannot buy D9 online if you live in a state where it is illegal
- There are various rules for purchasing D9 online in multiple states, it can be done, but there may be extra steps
- Delta-8 THC products can be purchased online with a debit or credit card if you live in a state where it is legal
- Buying Delta-8 online is as easy as buying any other item online
- You can buy D8 online from Hometown Hero!
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