Delta 8 THC is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that has quickly expanded in popularity nationwide with promising results in the medical and recreational fields. While Delta 8 THC might feature familiar properties to the main chemical found in marijuana, Delta 9 THC, it has completely different effects along with generally less potency.
But is Delta 8 THC legal in Montana?
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No, Delta 8 THC is not legal in Montana
As of writing this (11/03/2020), Delta 8 THC is illegal under Montana state law.
The following bills highlight why Delta 8 THC is illegal in Montana
MONTANA CODE ANNOTATED 2019 - EFFECTIVE FROM 8/24/2019
TITLE 80. AGRICULTURE. Chapter: 4 INDUSTRIAL HEMP PROGRAM. Subchapter: Hemp Definitions and License Applications
(2) “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with delta-nine tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
(3) “Hemp plant extract” means a processed product from hemp plant or floral material including but not limited to oil, powder, cake, pellet, etc.
TITLE 50. HEALTH AND SAFETY. CHAPTER 32. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. Part 1. General Provisions
(18) ”Marijuana (marihuana)” means all plant material from the genus Cannabis containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or seeds of the genus capable of germination.
TITLE 50. HEALTH AND SAFETY. CHAPTER 32. CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. Part 2. Scheduling of Dangerous Drugs
50-32-222. Specific dangerous drugs included in Schedule I.
(4) Hallucinogenic substances. (ff) tetrahydrocannabinols, including synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant or in the resinous extractives of cannabis, or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity, such as those listed in subsections (4)(ff)(i) through (4)(ff)(iii). Because nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions covered, are included in the category as follows:
(i) delta 1 (delta 9) cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol and its optical isomers;
(ii) delta 6 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol and its optical isomers; and
(iii) delta 3,4 cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol and its optical isomers;
The Future of Cannabis in Montana
If you want to see a change in the previous laws, we encourage you to voice your opinions to your local and state lawmakers. Unfortunately, Montana doesn't follow along with other northern states with regulations like Delta 8 THC in Washington so we'll have have to see how things unfold in the coming years.
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