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Delta 8 THC in Kentucky: Is it Legal?

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Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid grown in the hemp plant that is quickly expanding in popularity nationwide with promising applications in both the medical and recreational field.  While Delta 8 THC might feature familiar properties to the main chemical found in your common marijuana, Delta 9 THC, consumption results in different effects and generally less potency towards its users.

But is Delta 8 THC legal in Kentucky?

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Yes, Delta 8 THC is legal in Kentucky

As of today 09/17//2021, Delta 8 THC is legal according to Kentucky state law. Like the federal law, Kentucky has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.

Luckily, Kentucky has policies similar to that of Delta 8 THC in North Carolina and Delta 8 THC in Virginia. With some effort, it might stay this way for good!

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Here are the appropriate bills:

KRS 260.850 TO 260.869 INDUSTRIAL HEMP

260.850 Definitions

(5) “Industrial 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, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on a dry weight basis;

(6) “Industrial hemp products” means products derived from, or made by, processing industrial hemp plants or plant parts;

(Full Bill)

40 KRS 218A.010

218A.010 Definitions for chapter.

(27) “Marijuana” means all parts of the plant Cannabis sp., 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, its seeds or resin or any compound, mixture, or preparation which contains any quantity of these substances. The term “marijuana” does not include:

(a) Industrial hemp that is in the possession, custody, or control of a person who holds a license issued by the Department of Agriculture permitting that person to cultivate, handle, or process industrial hemp;

(b) Industrial hemp products that do not include any living plants, viable seeds, leaf materials, or floral materials;

(c) The substance cannabidiol, when transferred, dispensed, or administered pursuant to the written order of a physician practicing at a hospital or clinic affiliated with a Kentucky public university having a college or school of medicine;

(d) For persons participating in a clinical trial or in an expanded access program, a drug or substance approved for the use of those participants by the United States Food and Drug Administration;

(e) A cannabidiol product derived from industrial hemp, as defined in KRS 260.850; or

(f) A cannabidiol product approved as a prescription medication by the United States Food and Drug Administration;

(Full Bill)

Cannabis Policy in Kentucky

Earlier in 2020, a bill to legalize the use of medical marijuana in Kentucky was passed through the state house by a wide margin, and was assigned to a Senate committee. It has yet to have a hearing held on the matter, partially due to the year that is 2020 and partially due to Sen. Whitney Westerfield, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who was on record saying “I know it won’t get a hearing until I’m OK with it, and for sure I’ve still got questions right now.”

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The Medical Marijuana Bill, or House Bill 136, is described by its supporters and its opponents to be the most restrictive medical marijuana law in the country. There is still a lot of things up in the air and many experts are looking closely at what legalization could do for the State of Kentucky.

Can You Buy Delta 8 In Kentucky?

Of course, you can! Back in 2017, Kentucky Lawmakers legalized the consumption and sale of hemp products. This was a huge win for the cannabis industry and the farmers of KY. Since Kentucky legalized hemp cultivation, there have been over 32,000 acres that have been licensed to grow hemp.

As of September 17, 2021, there is no concentration limit on CBD or Delta-8, but there is on Delta-9. Like federal law, you cannot have a hemp product that exceeds a 0.3% of Delta 9 concentration on a dry weight basis.

Where To Buy Delta 8 THC in Kentucky?

Buying hemp in KY is relatively easy. You can find hemp products at your local hemp shop or CBD store. At Hometown Hero, we offer a variety of Delta 8 products to fit the needs of all of our customers. But if you’re looking for Hometown Hero products in-person, we have an easy tool. On our website, click on the “Find A Store” tab and use the store locator to find the nearest retailer near you.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy Delta THC in Kentucky?

You must be 21 years or older to buy Delta 8 in Kentucky.

Buy Delta 8 THC Online In Kentucky

Can you buy Delta 8 online? Fortunately, you can! Because of the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp products can be shipped to all applicable states, including Kentucky.

At Hometown Hero, our products follow all federal guidelines, and our purchase process is quite simple. All you need is a debit or credit card, and in a few days, your product will be discreetly placed on your doorstep. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to one of our customer service representatives today.

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