In Connecticut, you can purchase hemp-derived products that have CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids online, but not Delta-8. As of September 22, 2021, Delta 8 THC is not legal in Connecticut. Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that is quickly expanding its popularity nationwide. While Delta 8 THC does feature familiar properties to the main chemical found in marijuana, Delta 9 THC, it has generally less potency and a different effect on its users.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Connecticut?
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Although you cannot purchase Delta-8 in Connecticut, you can buy Select Spectrum. What is Select Spectrum? It’s a hemp-derived blend featuring CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids. Alone, cannabinoids have their own properties. Together, they can bring out the best in each other. This is known as the entourage effect.
Each Select Spectrum gummy features 10mg of CBD, 10mg of Delta-9, and other cannabinoids. Plus, since Select Spectrum meets federal hemp standards, you can order these products online. So if you’re looking for an experience that’s more in the range of Delta-8 than just CBD, but you live in Connecticut, we recommend trying Select Spectrum gummies. But remember, always start out small.
As of today 09/22/2021), Delta 8 THC is not legal in Connecticut. Like several states, Connecticut has legalized recreational and medicinal marijuana.
However, Senate Bill 1201, effective on July 1, 2021, established laws in regard to the cannabis market for adult use. Cannabis products containing a THC concentration higher than 0.3 percent on a dry weight of Delta-8 or any THC variation are defined as marijuana.
These products may only be sold by licensed cannabis retailers. However, license applications are not yet available, effectively making Delta-8 it illegal as of July 2021.
Here is the law:
AN ACT CONCERNING RESPONSIBLE AND EQUITABLE REGULATION OF ADULT-USE CANNABIS.
Sec. 141. Subdivision (29) of section 21a-240 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2021):
(29) "Marijuana" means all parts of any plant, or species of the genus cannabis or any infra specific taxon thereof, whether growing or not; the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; [and] every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of such plant, its seeds or resin, [. Marijuana does not include the mature stalks of such plant, fiber produced from such stalks, oil or cake made from the seeds of such plant, any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of such mature stalks, except the resin extracted therefrom, fiber, oil, or cake, the sterilized seed of such plant which is incapable of germination, or hemp, as defined in 7 USC 1639o, as amended from time to time. Included are] any product made using hemp, as defined in section 22-61l, which exceeds three-tenths per cent total THC concentration on a dry-weight basis; manufactured cannabinoids, synthetic cannabinoids, except as provided in subparagraph (E) of this subdivision; or cannabinon, cannabinol or cannabidiol and chemical compounds which are similar to cannabinon, cannabinol or cannabidiol in chemical structure or which are similar thereto in physiological effect, [and which show a like potential for abuse,] which are controlled substances under this chapter, [unless] except cannabidiol derived from hemp, as defined in section 22-61l, with a total THC concentration of not more than three-tenths per cent on a dry-weight basis.
Back in the Spring of 2019, three legislative committees pushed forward bills to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis, but before the floor could take a vote on these bills, the legislative was adjourned. Where there was hope for the 2020 legislative session to move forward on these cannabis bills, coronavirus-related closures have here by stalled progress indefinitely.
On September 16th 2020, the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) released a study showing that legalizing and regulating cannabis would help soften the blow to the economy brought about by the coronavirus by not only generating hundreds of millions of dollars in new tax revenue, but also creating and preserving thousands of jobs.
In June 2021, Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Beginning on July 2021, individuals age 21 or older are allowed to posses or consume up to 1.5 ounces of cannabis plant material. They can also have up to 5 ounces if its locked away in a container.
Back in December 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill passed.
This bill authorizes the production, distribution, and sale of hemp products.
The only concentration limit in place is on Delta 9 THC. And as long as products don’t surpass this threshold, they are federally legal and legal in all 50 states.
To ensure you own Farm-Bill complaint Delta 9 products, make sure to purchase your products from authorized stores or hemp manufacturers.
After Connecticut became the 18th state to legalize recreational marijuana, you may wonder what the advantage is of buying hemp-derived Delta 9.
Well, there are plenty of them.
Because hemp is federally legal, you can bring your products to any state you’re traveling to.
And depending on the airline you are traveling with, you may be able to bring it on your flight.
Lastly, you can buy hemp products online.
These are the perks that you don’t have with marijuana-derived products.
So if you’re hoping for a product that can be with you everywhere you go, hemp is your best bet.
Shopping for hemp is as easy as finding any cannabis product in your state.
The first place to look would be a hemp store because they are there for the sole purpose of carrying the hemp-derived product.
But if you can’t find what you’re looking for, give your local dispensary a shot.
Keep in mind. Dispensaries might have a low volume of hemp products in stock because they primarily sell marijuana-derived merchandise.
So if you still can’t find hemp-derived Delta 9 products or don’t feel like making the trip to the store, order from us online!
Some may argue that buying online is superior to purchasing hemp in person, and we agree.
Who doesn’t enjoy adding items to their cart, clicking a few buttons, and then having a product filled with goodies on their porch in a few days?
Well, shopping with us is as easy as that.
At Hometown Hero, we carry the top hemp products in the game and have even been recognized by the New York Times.
And when it comes to hemp-derived Delta 9, we have it nailed down.
We offer our customers various products to keep each session different from the next.
And if you’d consider yourself a hemp connoisseur, our Live Rosin Gummies will showcase the power of a live terpene profile.
Take a look at what we can offer you, and place an order with us today.
Plus, with each purchase made, a portion of the profits will be donated to a non-profit veteran charity.
Connecticut has many cannabis options. And although Delta 8 isn’t available now, you have many different hemp products to choose from. Whether you decide to shop for Hometown Hero products in-person or online, you’ll find our products stand out from them all. Give one of our products a try (or them all), and find your favorite.