Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that is expanding in popularity nationwide with promising applications in both the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC has familiar properties to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, it has completely different effects on its users and generally less potency.
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But now you ask, is Delta 8 THC legal in Illinois?
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Yes, Delta 8 THC is legal in Illinois
As of today (10/12/2020), Delta 8 THC is legal according to Illinois state law. Like the federal law, Illinois has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.
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Here are the laws:
INDUSTRIAL HEMP ACT
(505 ILCS 89/5)
“Industrial Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of not more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis that has been cultivated under a license issued under the Act or is otherwise lawfully present in this State, and includes any intermediate or finished product made or derived from industrial hemp.
“THC” means delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol.
(505 ILCS 89/20)
Sec. 20. Hemp products. Nothing in this Act shall alter the legality of hemp or hemp products that are presently legal to possess or own.
(505 ILCS 89/25)
Sec. 25. Violation of federal law. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize any person to violate federal rules, regulations, or laws. If any part of this Act conflicts with a provision of the federal laws regarding industrial hemp, the federal provisions shall control to the extent of the conflict.
(Source: P.A. 100-1091, eff. 8-26-18.)
Cannabis Policy in Illinois
As of January 1st 2020, Consumers over the age of 21 can legally purchase marijuana products from licensed sellers, with or without a medical marijuana card.
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