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Delta 8 THC in Florida: Is it Legal?

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Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and is expanding in popularity nationwide with promising applications, both medically and recreationally. While Delta 8 THC has some properties familiar to the main chemical found in marijuana, Delta 9 THC, it has completely different effects and less potency generally.

But now you have to ask, is Delta 8 THC legal in Florida?

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Yes, Delta 8 THC is Legal in Florida

As of writing this (09/21/2020), Delta 8 THC is legal according to Florida state law. Like the federal law, Florida has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.

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The laws follow:

SENATE BILL 1020. 581.217 STATE HEMP PROGRAM

(a) Hemp is an agricultural commodity.

(b) Hemp-derived cannabinoids, including, but not limited to, cannabidiol, are not controlled substances or adulterants.

(3) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:

(d) “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof, and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers thereof, whether growing or not, that has a total delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis.

(e) “Hemp extract” means a substance or compound intended for ingestion that is derived from or contains hemp and that does not contain other controlled substances.

Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 893.02, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

893.02 Definitions.—The following words and phrases as used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires:

(3) “Cannabis” means all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, 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 the plant or its seeds or resin. The term does not include “marijuana,” as defined in s. 381.986, if manufactured, possessed, sold, purchased, delivered, distributed, or dispensed, in conformance with s. 381.986. The term does not include hemp as defined in s. 581.217 or industrial hemp as defined in s. 1004.4473.

(Full Bill)

Cannabis Policy in Florida

Historically, Florida has had a very strong anti-marijuana stance but as the years have gone by there has been slow, but significant steps forward when it comes to the use of marijuana. In 2016, a comprehensive medical marijuana program was approved by voters but the state still has some of the harshest recreational marijuana laws in all of the United States. As of late 2019, there were two legalization measures fighting for a place on the November 2020 ballot, but by the end of January, both were already dead.

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