You can buy hemp products that contain CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids, but unfortunately, not Delta-8. Delta 8 THC is a unique cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that has rapidly expanded in popularity nationwide with promising results in both the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC has some properties familiar to Delta 9 THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, it has completely different effects along with generally less potency towards its users.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Mississippi?
Related article: What is Delta 8 THC?
Despite Delta-8 not being legal in Mississippi, you can buy Select Spectrum. What does "Select Spectrum" mean? It’s a blend featuring CBD, Delta-9 THC, and other cannabinoids. All of these cannabinoids are derived from hemp, and this blend meets the federal Delta-9 THC threshold for hemp. There for it is legally hemp and can be ordered online.
Why make this blend? Alone, cannabinoids have their own properties. Together, they can bring out the best in each other. This is known as the entourage effect.
In each Select Spectrum gummy, there is 10mg of CBD, 10mg of Delta-9, and other cannabinoids. So if you’re looking for an experience that’s in the ballpark of Delta-8 with effects more noticeable than CBD, and you live in Mississippi, you should consider trying Select Spectrum. Just remember to start with small amounts.
As of writing this 09/20/2021, Delta 8 THC is illegal under Mississippi state law.
It's unfortunate that Mississippi hasn't adopted similar policies as other southern states like Delta 8 THC in Louisiana or Delta 8 THC in Alabama. Maybe sometime soon we'll see the law memic something more akin to Delta 8 THC in Tennessee.
The following bills highlight why Delta 8 THC is illegal in Mississippi
Hemp is still classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance in the State of Mississippi.
However, the following products are exempted from control:
• THC-containing industrial products made from cannabis stalks (e.g., paper, rope and clothing);
• Processed cannabis plant materials used for industrial purposes, such as fiber retted from cannabis stalks for use in manufacturing textiles or rope;
• Animal feed mixtures that contain sterilized cannabis seeds and other ingredients (not derived from the cannabis plant) in a formula designed, marketed and distributed for nonhuman consumption;
• Personal care products that contain oil from sterilized cannabis seeds, such as shampoos, soaps, and body lotions (if the products do not cause THC to enter the human body); and
• Processed cannabis plant extract, oil or resin with a minimum ratio of twenty-to-one cannabidiol to tetrahydrocannabinol (20:1 cannabidiol:tetrahydrocannabinol), and diluted so as to contain at least fifty (50) milligrams of cannabidiol per milliliter, with not more than two and one-half (2.5) milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter.
Mississippi did not adopt state laws to legalize hemp under authority of the 2018 Farm Bill.
(d) Hallucinogenic substances.
(23) (A) Marijuana (Cannabidiol contained in a legend drug product approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration or obtained under Section 41-29-136 is exempt under Schedule I);
(31) Tetrahydrocannabinols, meaning tetrahydrocannabinols contained in a plant of the genus Cannabis (cannabis plant), as well as the synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the cannabis plant, or in the resinous extractives of such plant, and/or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity to those substances contained in the plant such as the following:
(A) 1 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol;
(B) 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol;
(C) 3,4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol.
(Since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of atomic positions, are covered.)
(“Tetrahydrocannabinols” excludes dronabinol and nabilone.)
However, the following products are exempted from control:
(i) THC-containing industrial products made from cannabis stalks (e.g., paper, rope and clothing);
(ii) Processed cannabis plant materials used for industrial purposes, such as fiber retted from cannabis stalks for use in manufacturing textiles or rope;
(iii) Animal feed mixtures that contain sterilized cannabis seeds and other ingredients (not derived from the cannabis plant) in a formula designed, marketed and distributed for nonhuman consumption;
(iv) Personal care products that contain oil from sterilized cannabis seeds, such as shampoos, soaps, and body lotions (if the products do not cause THC to enter the human body); and
(v) Processed cannabis plant extract, oil or resin with a minimum ratio of twenty-to-one cannabidiol to tetrahydrocannabinol (20:1 cannabidiol:tetrahydrocannabinol), and diluted so as to contain at least fifty (50) milligrams of cannabidiol per milliliter, with not more than two and one-half (2.5) milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol per milliliter;
is amended as follows:
(1) “CBD solution” means a pharmaceutical preparation consisting of processed cannabis plant extract in oil or other suitable vehicle.
(2) (a) CBD solution prepared from Cannabis plant extract that is provided by the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi under appropriate federal and state regulatory approvals may be dispensed by the Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC Pharmacy) after mixing the extract with a suitable vehicle. The CBD solution may be prepared by the UMMC Pharmacy or by another pharmacy or laboratory in the state under appropriate federal and state regulatory approvals and registrations. For the purposes of clinical trials under this section, CBD solution must meet the standard of exemption from control under Section 41-29-113.
(b) The patient or the patient’s parent, guardian or custodian must execute a hold-harmless agreement that releases from liability the state and any division, agency, institution or employee thereof involved in the research, cultivation, processing, formulating, dispensing, prescribing or administration of CBD solution obtained from entities authorized under this section to produce or possess cannabidiol for research under appropriate federal and state regulatory approvals and registrations.
(c) The National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station at Mississippi State University are the only entities authorized to produce cannabis plants for cannabidiol research.
(d) Research of CBD solution under this section must comply with the provisions of Section 41-29-125 regarding lawful possession of controlled substances, of Section 41-29-137 regarding record-keeping requirements relative to the dispensing, use or administration of controlled substances, and of Section 41-29-133 regarding inventory requirements, insofar as they are applicable. Authorized entities may enter into public-private partnerships to facilitate research.
Every state in the country has implemented most of the 2018 Farm Bill guidelines.
And because of the mass acceptance of this bill, hemp is legal in all 50 states, including Mississippi.
If you take a look at the 2018 Farm Bill, it states that hemp has 0.3% or less of Delta 9 THC by weight, and MS has incorporated this into their law.
So even though Delta 8 is illegal, hemp-derived products with up to 0.3% of Delta 9 are legal in Mississippi.
Because of these laws, you can purchase Farm-Bill compliant products in any state and bring them back with you to MS.
You must be 21 years or older to purchase hemp-derived Delta 9 products.
Hemp-derived Delta 9 THC can be found in several stores across Mississippi.
The best place to start is your local hemp store. Upon entering, reach out to an employee to determine which Delta 9 products they have in stock.
Depending on your location, you may or may not have a large selection.
If you’re faced with this dilemma, we’ve got you covered.
Shopping online has become a must in today’s society. And do we blame customers? Of course not, because there are too many perks that it offers, such as:
But what if you had these advantages when you buy hemp online? Well, prepare for excitement—because you can.
Since hemp is federally legal, you can buy directly from us. And trust us, we make it worth your while.
We constantly offer our customers exclusive deals to ensure they have the most for their buck.
And what’s even better is our selection.
We carry several Delta 9 products, each different from the next.
Our Select Spectrum line holds a 1:1 ratio of CBD and Delta 9 to offer an effect unlike anything else—the entourage effect.
A cannabinoid on its own is great. But when there are multiple compounds like Select Spectrum has, it brings your session to another level. Keep in mind, results vary.
And if you’re hoping for a gummy for the ultimate connoisseur, take a look at our Live Rosin Gummies, which is also legal in MS.
Finally, when you’re ready to curl up with a gourmet dessert, we have an array of Delta 9 Baked Goods to choose from.
Simply put—we have it all.
If you’d like to see a change in these laws, we recommend you voice your opinions to your local and state lawmakers.
Delta 8 THC might be illegal in Mississippi but we still got you covered with all of our top-notch, Hemp Cup 2020 Award Winning CBD and our Select Spectrum products! Whether it is CBD Moon Rocks, flower or delicious Select Spectrum gummies, we can ship it all right to your door, safely and discreetly!
Who needs Delta 8 when there is Delta 9? Well, if we’re being honest, everyone has their preferences. And if you’re disappointed that D8 is illegal in MS, give hemp-derived Delta 9 a try to see if it’s an alternative that works for you. If it does, let us be your one-stop shop because we guarantee quality and consistency, to create a worry-free experience.