Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that has been rapidly expanding in popularity nationwide with promising applications, both in the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC features familiar properties to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, it has completely different effects and generally less potency.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Maine?
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Yes, Delta 8 THC is legal in Maine
As of today (09/24/2020), Delta 8 THC is legal according to Maine state law. Like the federal law, Maine has legalized all derivatives, cannabinoids, and isomers of hemp including all tetrahydrocannabinols other than Delta 9 THC.
The bill follows:
TITLE 7: AGRICULTURE AND ANIMALS. PART 5: PLANT INDUSTRY. CHAPTER 406-A: HEMP
§2231. Industrial hemp
D. “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds 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 0.3% on a dry weight basis, or as otherwise defined in federal law. “Hemp” includes agricultural commodities and products derived from hemp and topical or ingestible consumer products, including food, food additives and food products derived from hemp, which in their final forms contain a delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3% or as otherwise defined in federal law. “Hemp” does not include marijuana for medical use pursuant to Title 22, chapter 558‑C or adult-use marijuana pursuant to Title 28‑B, chapter 1. [PL 2019, c. 528, §1 (NEW).]
Title 22: HEALTH AND WELFARE. Subtitle 2: HEALTH. Part 5: FOODS AND DRUGS. Chapter 558-C: MAINE MEDICAL USE OF MARIJUANA ACT
4-L. Marijuana product. “Marijuana product” means a product composed of harvested marijuana and other ingredients that is intended for medical use. “Marijuana product” includes, but is not limited to, an edible marijuana product, a marijuana ointment and a marijuana tincture. “Marijuana product” does not include marijuana concentrate or a product containing hemp as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1‑A, paragraph D.
[PL 2019, c. 528, §15 (AMD).]
Title 28-B: ADULT USE MARIJUANA. Chapter 1: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION ACT. Subchapter 1: GENERAL PROVISIONS
27. Marijuana. “Marijuana” means the leaves, stems, flowers and seeds of a marijuana plant, whether growing or not. “Marijuana” includes marijuana concentrate but does not include hemp as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1‑A, paragraph D or a marijuana product.
[PL 2019, c. 528, §18 (AMD).]
28. Marijuana concentrate. “Marijuana concentrate” means the resin extracted from any part of a marijuana plant and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation from such resin, including, but not limited to, hashish. “Marijuana concentrate” does not include resin extracted from hemp as defined in Title 7, section 2231, subsection 1‑A, paragraph D. In determining the weight of marijuana concentrate in a marijuana product, the weight of any other ingredient combined with marijuana or marijuana concentrate to prepare the marijuana product may not be included.
[PL 2019, c. 528, §19 (AMD).]
Cannabis Policy in Maine
Back in November 2016, Maine was one of four states to pass a legalization initiative, alongside California, Massachusetts and Nevada, but unfortunately was the last of those states to actually launch adult-use sales.
Cannabis is what we do! We even have High Times Hemp Cup Awards to prove it!
There is good news though, that after years of frustration and numerous delays, adult-use cannabis sales have finally begun as of October 9th 2020.
Like Maine's close east coast neighbors, their regulations are in line with Delta 8 THC in West Virginia and Delta 8 THC in Connecticut. It really seems like the politicians governing the state of Maine are open to anything hemp!
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